Hawaiian Annual 1901-04+

Hawaiian Annual 1901-04+

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ... people, they must die; therefore let us calmly await the calamity that is to befall us." All these instructions from Kuula, his father, Aiai consented to carry out from first to last, as a dutiful son. This second division of the story of Kuula is devoted to the carrying out by Aiai-a-Kuula the instructions given him by his father, in establishing the religious ceremonies and beliefs pertaining to fish and fishing throughout Hawaii-nei, and avening his death in so doing. After Kuula's instructions to his son Aiai, consequent upon the manifestations of coming trouble, the king's people came one day and caught them and tied their hands behind their backs, the e ildoer from Molokai being there to aid in executing the cruel orders of Kamohoalii, resulting from his deceitful story. On being taken into their house Kuula was tied to the end post of the ridge pole (pou hana), the wife was tied to the middle post (kai waena) of the house, and the boy, Aiai, was tied to one of the corner posts (pou o manu). Upon fastening them in this manner the people went out of the house and barricaded the doorway with fire-wood which they then set on fire. Before the fire was lit, the ropes with which the victims were tied dropped off from their hands. Men, women and children looked on at the burning house with deep pity for those within and tears were streaming down their cheeks as they remembered the kindness of Kuula during all the time they had lived together and knew not why this family and their house should be burned up in this manner. When the fire was raging all around the house and the flames were consuming everything, Kuula and his wife gave their last message to their son and left him. They went right out of the house as quietly as the last breath...
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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236565746
  • 9781236565747