There is also no explicit differentiation between beginner and advanced players, so it is not uncommon to head to a table filled with sharks, while you are still a relative guppy in the tank of Mahjong players.
Dr Guppy was fortunate in reaching North Keeling Island, where a landing is only possible during the calmest weather.
Forbes in 1878, and later, at the expense of Sir John Murray, by Dr Guppy, Mr Ridley and Dr Andrews.
Guppy, Observations of a Naturalist in the Pacific,1896-1899(London, 1903 seq.).
Guppy, The Solomon Islands (London, 1887), where full references to earlier works are given; C. Ribbe, Zwei Jahre unter den Kannibalen der Salomon-Inseln (Dresden, 1903).