Excerpt from Page 38 of Reflections on the Society, Culture and Mythology of the Aboriginal Hibernians

…My audience with the chieftain of the Big Forest West tribe reaped an unexpected dividend; I was able through sheer luck to gain a glimpse of his hareem, and therefore to observe the peculiarities of the women of high social standing in Hibernian society. The most striking feature of the female companions of the Hibernian ruling classes is their unusual skin pigmentation. Amongst the aboriginal population, the beautification of the body by colouration of the skin is seen as a mark of distinction. Notable women coat themselves in a substance which transforms their natural paleness to something of a brownish orange. I must own that this affectation certainly draws the eye, though my ever vigilant guide advised me not to stare too long, as the members of the chieftain’s hareem are noted to be just as fierce as their male counterparts. Indeed I was unable to converse with any of these women, for fear I should overstay my welcome and attract the ire of the warlord himself…

 

Excerpt from Page 38 of Reflections on the Society, Culture and Mythology of the Aboriginal Hibernians by Lady Florence Kingsley-Bird, 12th Baroness Pfeiffer.

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