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The Philippine Islands.
a rude chapel to be built on this new and hospitable shore, and here the natives witnessed the first rites of that Church that, within a century, extended its oppressive sway from one end of the Archipelago to the other.
The King and Queen of the natives were soon persuaded to accept the rite of baptism. This they seemed to enjoy greatly. To persuade the good-natured savages to take the oath of allegiance to the King of far-away Spain was but a step farther. One
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ceremony was probably as intelligible to them as the other ; and thus the first two links in the fetters of the Filipinos had been forged.
With characteristic arrogance the Spaniards henceforth conducted themselves as the rightful masters of both the confiding natives and their opulent country.
It appears, now, that the natives of Ceb were engaged in war with another tribe on the island of Magtan. The adventurousIt appears, now, that the natives of CebA were engaged in war with another tribe on the island of Magtan. The adventurous