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...But if we have need to shout, then he must hear the many voices that call for protection. He is but a white man."
"If I ever spoke to Patalolo, like an elder brother, it was for your good--for the good of all," said Lingard with great earnestness.
"This is a white man's talk," exclaimed Babalatchi, with bitter exultation. "I know you. That is how you all talk while you load your guns and sharpen your swords; and when you are ready, then to those who are weak you say: 'Obey me andBe happy or die.You are strange, you white men. You think it is only your wisdom and your virtue and your happiness that are true. You are stronger than the wild beasts, but not so wise. A black tiger knows when he is not hungry--you do not. He knows the difference between himself and those that can speak; you do not understand the difference between yourselves and us--who are men. You are wise and great--and you shall always be fools."
He threw up both his hands, stirring the sleeping cloud of smoke... Cohen, Rob
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