In the less precipitous parts we passed through extensive groves of the wild banana. The Tahitians, with their naked, tattooed bodies, their heads ornamented with flowers, and seen in the dark shade of these groves, would have formed a fine picture of man inhabiting some primeval land.
In the midst of bananas, orange, cocoa-nut, and bread-fruit trees, spots are cleared where yams, sweet potatoes, and sugar-cane, and pine-apples are cultivated.
When in the evening I descended from the mountain, a man, whom I had pleased with a trifling gift, met me, bringing with him hot roasted bananas, a pine-apple, and cocoa-nuts.
The sides of the valley were here nearly precipitous, but, as frequently happens with stratified rocks, small ledges projected, which were thickly covered by wild bananas, lilaceous plants, and other luxuriant productions of the tropics.
She took another banana, in case the first might not be sufficient.
He took the banana in a detached manner, as it to convey the idea that it did not commit him to any particular course of conduct.
I pro posed to give him eighteen dollars for his local knowledge; and all the time I was speaking he kept on considering attentively the various aspects of the banana, holding first one side up to his eye, then the other.
And upon this, without other warning, he let fly with the banana which missed my head, and took the constable just under the left eye.
All day the calm continued, and all night, while the sailors, on a short ration of dried banana, were grumbling.
He was followed by many packages of dried bananas, each package wrapped in dry leaves.
"What do you think?" he asked, pausing by the side of McCoy, who was making a breakfast off fried bananas and a mug of water.
Those glorious bunches of bananas
, which once decorated our stern and quarter-deck, have, alas, disappeared!