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Coromantien was a part of Africa which in the seventeenth century was one of the chief resorts of the slave traders Its king was a man of more than a hundred years old Thirteen of his sons died in battle and he had left for a successor one grandchild called Oroonoko He was sent into the field to be trained to war as soon as he could bear a bow At the age of seventeen he became one of the bravest and most expert of captains The old General a father-like figure who had trained Oroonoko in war had left at his death his only daughter Imoinda in which fell in love with Oroonoko The only thing that held their love apart was Oroonokos grandfather the KingWhen he came back from war victorious he became the object of admiration His face was a perfect ebony and his eyes were the most awe-inspiring that could be seen and very piercing His face was not of that brownbut a perfect ebonyHis eyes were the most awful that could be seen Behn 1870-1871 He also spoke English and French with easeWhen Oroonoko made his first visit to her he was infinitely surprised at the beauty of this woman The softness in her look and signs gained a conquest over his fierce heart Oroonoko stayed not too long before he made a second visit and waited not much longer before he told her he adored her He then vowed to Imoinda that she shall be the only woman in his life and she condescended to receive him as her husband He made her vows she should be the only woman he would possess while he lived 1872 Unfortunately it was necessary to obtain the consent of the King At the report of Imoindas beauty the Kings heart felt new sparks of love Quickly he sent to Imoinda the royal veil In this country whoever receives the royal veil
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