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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. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...the inaccessible cliffs, beyond the reach of motors. Did you ever hear of Nuu, the god of the High Places? I want to find out where he is to-night." Here was more than a poetic allusion to the old gods: it was a cry of "Why hast thou forsaken me!" Mrs. Tay had, as it were, thrown Nuu in her face, once, during the evening. Had she tried to fight Mrs. Tay's fire with fire--and failed? "Perhaps Nuu is over on Waianae," suggested Tommy. "No--I think he has given us up and gone on to Kahiki!" "Kahiki?" queried Tommy. "Let's go there after himl" "No--only we of the blood go there--and only when we die." "Gee! What a gloom!" said Tommy. Adela, feeling without understanding the poignancy of the situation, tried to turn the talk into gossip. Blake was driving along King Street, and she pointed out the places of interest, albeit aimlessly, to Good. As we passed what had once been the Palace, she gibed at the local politicians; and when we had finally swung into Nuuanu Avenue, she timed an old legend nicely to last out the rest of the way to the club. Good and I had never been wider of the mark than when we sent our word of "sawdust" at Adela's head. Seen from the road as we came up, the club house was a glowing flower. The wall of the hill on the other side was a great shadow, waiting for its own good time to move and cover up the glow of life, to hush the voices and the music, to hide the very spot. I hated my omen. Tay had got there ahead of us, but we had to wait a few minutes for Leonora. Mrs. Markeson was impatient. "I do wish dear Leonora..." Just then we saw the headlights of a car flash along the road and turn into the gate, and then, just by the gate, more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236526600
  • 9781236526601