Many humorous things...
In many countries we have chained the savage and starved him to death.
In more than one country we have hunted the savage and his little children and their mother
With dogs and guns through the woods and swamps for an afternoons sport.
In many countries we have taken the savages land from him and made him our slave,
And lashed him every day and broken his pride, and made Death his only friend,
And overworked him till he dropped in his tracks.
There are many humorous things in the world. Among them, the White mans notion that he is less savage than the other savages.
I am currently reading Typee by Melville, a fictionalized account of his time in the Marquesas when he jumped ship. He had more than a little to say about the missionaries in the Pacific. Suffice to say, he would find little to disagree with in Twain's accounting.
It's a dense read, but good listening on my commute.