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  • In the fare tamaaraa, the coffee-houses of the Tinitos, the Chinese, the venders of provender and the marketers alike are slipping their taofe tau, their four-sous 'worth of coffee, with a tiny pewter mug of canned milk, sugar, and a half-loaf of French bread with butter.

    Mystic Isles of the South Seas.

  • I bethought me of the letter Princess Noanoa Tiare had given me to the chief of Mataiea, and with a bag I departed for that village at daybreak, after taofe tau for four sous at Shin Bung Lung's Fare

    Mystic Isles of the South Seas.


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