It would almost seem that, according to their peculiar code of morals, the pilfering of a hatchet or a wrought nail
from a European, is looked upon as a praiseworthy action.
As a carpenter's nails are divided into wrought nails
and cut nails; so mankind may be similarly divided.
As you can imagine, making nails one by one was time-consuming, so "wrought nails
," as they were called, commanded a high price.