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May 01, 2011

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His accents mild took up the tale:
He said "I go my ways,
And when I find a mountain-rill,
I set it in a blaze;
And thence they make a stuff they call
Rowlands' Macassar-Oil --
Yet twopence-halfpenny is all
They give me for my toil."

- sings the White Knight to Alice.

And was not Makassar the intended destination of the Dutch East Indian "Batavia" when her mutiny occurred ending in her foundering off Australia?

And a dreadful story that was, too - mutineers and criminals, murder and mayhem, foundering and floundering....

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