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PREFACE
INTRO DUCTION

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The Port au Prince sails from Gravesend--Arrives in

the River of Plate-Touches at the Falkland Isle
ands-Doubles Cape Horn-Falls in with the Earl
St Vincent, South whaler-Attempts to cut two

whalers (that had been taken by the Spaniards) out

Turner-Arrives in Coquimbo Roads-Desertion

tacks the town of Arica-Captures the town of

CONTENTS OF VOL. I.

CHAPTER I.

of eleven men-Captures three Spanish brigs-At-
Hilo, and burns it to the ground-Loss of the Be-
gonio brig by fire-Captures a small Spanish brig
:-Picks up á boat with six hands on board, belong-

to the Minerva, South whaler, whose crew had

mutinied-Falls in with the Lucy privateer-In

company with the Lucy, engages the Spanish fri-

gate Astræa-Makes Chathain Island, and parts

company with the Lucy-Arrives on the whaling

ground-Makes the Isle of Plate-Captures three

Spanish vessels-Anchors in Tacames Roads-- Sails

and anchors in Tola Roads-Friendly reception

from the governor of Tola--Anecdote of the gover-

nor's daughter

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CHAPTER II.

The ship departs from Tola-Anchors in Chathamn

Bay--Captures a Spanish brig–Catches four
whales, making up the number of fifteen-- C'uts a
brig out of St Blas-Question concerning the pro-

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priety of looking after certain richly laden vessels-
Remarks-- Arrives at Ceros Island - Illness of Cap-
tain Duck-Information respecting a Spanish sloop
of war, laden with tribute money-Death of Cap-
tain Duck-The command of the vessel falls to
Mr Brown-Funeral of Captain Duck-Ship sails
from Ceros—Takes a fresh departure from Guada-
loupe-Arrives at the Island of Owyhee-Sails
again, and arrives in Anahooroo Bay, at Woahoo-
The chief refuses permission to enter the close har-
bour-Sails for Otaheite-Gets too much to the
westward, and makes for the Tonga Islands—An-
chors for the last time at the Island of Lefooga--
Mutiny and desertion of four men-Farther deser-
tion of fifteen others--Suspicious appearance of the
natives—Their first plan to take the vessel unsuc-
cessful-Natives assemble on deck in great num-
bers-Signal of attackMr Mariner runs into the
gun-room, and, meeting with the cooper, they de-
termine to blow up the vessel Their intention ac-
cidentally prevented—In the mean time general
massacre upon deck—Mr Mariner and the cooper
brought before the chief-Mr Mariner is sent on
shore-The state of his mind at this period-Finds
Mr Brown on the beach murdered-He expects to
he killed and eaten- Is brought before the king-
The ship is run aground by the king's orders

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CHAPTER III.

The ship plundered by Finow's orders-Accidents
on board - The ship burned-Guns hauled on shore

-Visit to the Island of Whiha-Surprise of the na-
tives at the sight of a watch-Mr Mariner deprived
of his books and papers, as being considered instru-
ments of witchcraft-Anecdote of the missionaries
-Remarks on the present state of the Islands, com-
pared with that when Captain Cook visited them
Political history of the islands during the foregoing
twelve or_fifteen years, viz. Expedition to the Fiji
Islands—Insurrection at Tonga-Assassination of
the king-Civil war-Return of the expedition to

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the Fiji Islands, which joins the insurgents Finow
conquers the Hapai Islands-His cruelty towards
his prisoners—Annual invasion of the Island of
Tonga-Mr Mariner and his companions receive
orders to join an expedition against the Island of
Tonga, and to employ the guns—Anecdote of an
insane woman- Finow's fleet sails for Namooca—
The fleet arrives off a consecrated place at Tonga
- Description of a ceremony called Toogi — Prepa-

rations for battle-Description of the fortification

of Nioocalofa

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CHAPTER V.

Political intrigues of Toobo Toa against Toobo Nuha

_Toobo Toa's vow Finow's character contrasted
with that of Toobo Nuha-Sentiments of Toobo
Toa_Assassination of Toobo Nuha-Speech of
Latoo Ila over the dead body-Specious conduct
of Finow--The body laid in state-Dismal lamen-
tations of Toobo Nuba's women - Some account of
the nature of the taboo-Burial of Toobo Nuha-
Heroic challenge of Chioolooa--Chiefdom of Va-
vaoo given to Finow's aunt-Her bostile intentions
-The heroic speech of her sister to the women of

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Vavaoo-Tóë Oomoo (Finow's aunt) builds a large
and strong fortress at Vavaoo— Finow's determina.
tion to proceed immediately against it, notwith-
standing the dissuasion of his priests--Sketch of
his religious sentiments-Bravado of a Vavaoo war-
rior-Finow's son arrives from the Navigator's
Islands His ceremony of marriage-A review-
An instance of mercy and discriminationi--Arrival
of a canoe from Vavaoo-Finow embarks with 4000
men for Haano-By the advice of the gods he pro-
ceeds to Vavaoo with three canoes to offer

peace-
Is met by Toe Tangata, who addresses him-Fi-

now makes a speech to the Vavaoo people Their

rejection of his offers--Beautiful appearance of the

great garrison of Vavaoo-Return of the expedi.

tion to Hapai

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