The Hawaiian Archipielago: [six Months Amog the Palm Groves, Coral Reefs and Volcanoes of the Sandwich Islands]

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Kessinger Publishing, Jun 1, 2004 - Travel - 284 pages
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You will remember that I wrote from Kilauea regarding the terror which the Goddess of the Crater inspired, and her high-priest was necessarily a very awful personage. The particular high-priest of whom Mr. Coan told me was six feet five inches in height, and his sister, who was co-ordinate with him in authority, had a scarcely inferior altitude. His chief business was to keep Pili appeased. He lived on the shore, but often went up to Kilauea with sacrifices. If a human victim were needed, he had only to point to a native, and the unfortunate wretch was at once strangled.

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Isabella Bird was perhaps the most prolific and popular female traveller and writer of the nineteenth century.

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