Hawaii Nei (Google eBook)

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Godfrey A.S. Wieners, 1899 - Hawaii Islands - 197 pages
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Page 7 - Their climate for salubrity and general equability is reputed the finest on earth. It is almost absolutely equable, and a man may take his choice between broiling all the year round on the sea level on the leeward side of the islands at a temperature of...
Page 154 - ... occurred, while the dedication of a luakini occupied from ten to fourteen days of protracted rites of the severest kind. heiau of Puukohola, built by Kamehameha I. in 1791, is a good example of them. According to Ellis, it is an irregular parallelogram two hundred and twenty-four feet long and one hundred feet wide, with walls twelve feet thick at the base, and varying in height from eight feet on the upper side to twenty feet on the lower side. The entrance was a narrow passage between two high...
Page 4 - Cook sighted Niihau, Oahu, and possibly Molokai, named the group the Sandwich Islands in honor of his patron the Earl of Sandwich, and then pushed conscientiously north in search of the elusive northwest passage.
Page 85 - A treaty of political union having been made, and the cession formally consented to and approved by the Republic of Hawaii, having been accepted by the United States of America, I now in the interest of the Hawaiian body politic and with full confidence in the honor justice and friendship of the American people, yield up to you as the representative of the Government of the United States, the sovereignty and public property of the Hawaiian Islands.
Page 31 - ... inaccessible places in the mountains camps whither other laborers flee, somewhat as they did to the Dismal Swamp. It is something of a shock to the calloused Westerner to find a government almost entirely composed of the thin, cool New England blood the blood of Phillips and of Garrison so calmly determining that the labor the country needs must be given it. If the kings had done it, there would have been no surprise they knew no better; but these political sons of priestly sires,...
Page 170 - ... your complaint with Madam Pele. Up behind the hotel is the most magnificent fern forest in all Hawaii. Follow the road for a couple of miles, and do not get discouraged, and you will come to a place where the giant fronds meet over your head and where it is always a cool green twilight. The tree-ferns are wrapped with a golden brown fiber, soft as silk, and the wreck of their huge bodies makes the earth knee-deep in mold. They seem almost laughing at...
Page 189 - After being soaked a while in water each strip was laid upon a smooth log and beaten with a square grooved mallet of hard wood until it resembled thick flexible paper. The strips were united by overlaying the edges and beating them together.
Page 1 - IT is a geographical blessing that one cannot reach Hawaii by rail. To arrive there with soot in the eyes and dust in the garments, tired and travel-stained, with the throb of the rails sounding in the ears, and desirous only of a bath and a bed, would be like appearing before royalty in old clothes.
Page 189 - ... fragrant forest upon its hoary sides. Hana and Hiku were kapabeaters. They made cloth from the bark of the wauke and mamake trees. They peeled off strips of the bark and scraped away the outer coat with shells. After soaking a while in water, each strip was laid upon a smooth log and beaten with a grooved mallet of hard wood until it resembled thick, flexible paper, the strips being united by lapping the edges and beating them together.

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