According to your theory the inhabitants must have died in their skins, fried like yams.
They told us that they had water, hogs, fowls and yams on shore and plenty of wood.
In Togo male slaves work in the fields where yams are cultivated.
Leaving the crew to bale out and re-ship the yams, we clambered on deck.
I suppose you'll steal my yams next, but I'll sweat you for it, you rascals!
In another direction, and rather further from the house, was a plantation of yams.
Yams and sweet potatoes seem to have fled from the soil, for they come not.
Each had its garden in front, of yams, cocos, and sweet potatoes.
We must also catch and cure a supply of fish, and they, with the yams, will serve us for provisions.
There are no fruits at present, and all I care about are the yams; I should like to protect them from the pigs.