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Vanquished chiefs of the Puletoa faction under protection of the union-

jack — Convent-school — " Bully" Hayes — Postal difficulties —

House of Godeffroy—Village of Malinunu—Vegetables and fish—

Advantages of Anglo-American companies, . . . .74

CHAPTER VIII.

The Ishniaelites of the Pacific—Injudicious intervention—Fa-Samoa

picnic—A torchlight walk—Training-college at Malua—Apt illus-

trations by native preachers—Dr Turner — Mission to the New

Hebrides—Escape to Samoa—Of many changes on many isles, . 89

CHAPTER IX.

A sketch of the Samoan mission—The Rev. John Williams determines

to visit the Navigator's Isles—Preliminary work in the Hervey

group—Discovery of Rarotonga—Conversion of its people—They

help Williams to build a ship which shall convey him to Samoa—

Visit Tonga—Proceed to Samoa—Overthrow of idolatry—Reverence

for old mats—Williams's grave at Apia, . . . .118

CHAPTER X.

Leave Samoa—Reach Tahiti—Grey shadows—Death of Queen Pomare

—La Loire and her passengers—A general dispersion—Life ashore

at Papeete — Admiral Serre and the royal family — Families of

Salmon and Brander—Adoption, . . . . .148

CHAPTER XI.

Papeete—Catholic mission—Protestant mission—A christening party—

La liaison Brandere—Tales of the past—Evenings in Tahiti—La

musiuue—Plans—Sunday, . . . . . .164

CHAPTER XII.

Short sketch of a royal progress round Tahiti, .... 177

CHAPTER XIII.

The royal progress round Tahiti—Life day by day—Hiinines—A beau-

tiful shore—Manufacture of arrowroot flowers—A deserted cotton

plantation—Tahitian dancing—The Arcois—Vanilla plantations—

Fort of Taravao, ....... 182

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

PapeeteCapital,
Trilithon, Tonga,
A Coral Cave, Vavau,
Opunuhu Bat, Moorea,
Le Diadrme,
A Royal Reception, Hapiti,
Pao Pao, Or Cook's Bay,
Ancient Marai, .
Map,

Frontispiece

the end

NOTE.

The "Wa Kalou,"—i.e., "Fern of God,"—introduced on the cover of this book, is a most delicate climbing fern which overtwines tall trees and shrubs in the Pacific Isles, forming a misty veil of indescribable loveliness. When in the state of fructification, each leaf is edged with a dotted fringe of brown seed. In the Fijian Isles its beauty has gained for it the name here given; and in olden days the ridge-poles of the temples were wreathed with it, as those of chiefs' houses are to this day. It also finds favour for personal adornment, trailing garlands of this exquisite green being singularly becoming to a clear brown skin.

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