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tior to the Fiji Islands - Insurrection at Tonga- Assassina-

tion of the King-Civil war-Return of the expedition to

the Fiji Islands, which joins the insurgents--Finow conquers

the Hapai Islands His cruelty towards his prisoners-An-

nual invasion of the Island of TongaMr. Mariner and his

companions receive orders to join an expedition against

Tonga, and to employ the guns-Anecdote of an insane

woman Finow's fleet sails for Namooca—The fleet ar-

rives off a consecrated place at Tonga-Description of a

ceremony called Toogi-Preparations for battle-Descrip-

tion of the fortification of Nioocalofa.

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CILAP. IV.-Disembarkation of the forces-Siege of Nioo-

calofa-Destruction of the fortress--Cruelty of the con-

querors—Description of the effect of the artillery-Em-

barkation for Pangaimotoo-Ceremony of invoking a god

Inspiration of a priest-Return to Tonga--The fortress

rebuilt-Cannibalism-Garrison of Bea enters into alliance

with Finow~Finow embarks again for Pangaimotoo,

leaving the fortress in the care of the chief of Beam

Treachery of this chief-Return of the fleet to the Hapai

Islands--Astonishment of Finow at the mode of commu-

nicating sentiments by writing, with the circumstance

that gave rise to it-A Tonga chief and his family join

Finow--Arrival at Lefooga--Ceremony of Fuccalahi

Ceremony of marriage between Tooitonga and Finow's



CHAP. V.-Political intrigues of Toobo Toa against Toobo

Neuha-Toobo Toa's vow-Finow's character contrasted

with that of Toobo Neuha-Sentiments of Toobo Toa

Assassination of Toobo Neuha-Speech of Latoo Ila over

the dead body-Specious conduct of Finow—The body

laid in state--Dismal lamentations of Toobo Neuha's

women-Some account of the nature of the taboo-Bu-

rial of Toobo Neuha-Heroic challenge of Chioolooa-

Chiefdom of Vavaoo given to Finow's aunt-Her hostile

intentions—The heroic speech of her sister to the women

of Vavaoo_Tóë Oomoo (Finow's aunt) builds a large

and strong fortress at Vavaoo-Finow's determination to

proceed immediately against it, notwithstanding the dis-

suasion of his priests—Sketch of his religious sentiments

-Bravado of a Vavaoo warrior-Finow's son arrives from

the Navigator's islands—His ceremony of marriage Ar-

rival of a canoe from Vavaoo-Finow embarks with 4000

men for Haano-By the advice of the gods he proceeds

to Vavaoo with three canoes to offer peace-Is met by

Toe Tangata, who addresses him-Finow makes a speech

to the Vavavo people—Their rejection of his offers-

Beautiful appearance of the great garrison of Vavaoo-

Return of the expedition to Hapai. Page 139

Chap. VI.-Finow embarks again with all his army for Va-

vaoo, and arrives at Neafoo_Alarm in the night-Pre-

sence of mind in one of Finow's men-Plan of attack-

Siege commences An armistice-Accident to Mr. Mari-

ner, which causes the battle to be renewed--Audacity of

a Vavaoo warrior-Finow forbids the guns to be used

Sortie of the enemy-Bravery of Chioolooa--Wonderful

escape of Latoo lla-Conduct of the Hapai women-Fi-

now's army returns to Neafoo, and builds a fortress there

-Alarm in the night-Revolt of a young chief to the

enemy, and the consequences--Slaughter of the enemy

by an ambuscade--Sixty bodies offered to the gods-Can-

nibalism-Supposed treachery of Lioofau—The king re-

turns thanks to his tutelar god-Hints of his priest

Apprehension and punishment of Mappa Haano-Regu-

lations respecting deserters-Cruelties exercised upon four

of the enemy-Desertion of Toobo Boogoo from the ene-

my-One of Finow’s canoes surprised by an attack from

Maccapapa at the island of Taoonga-Finow sends out

an expedition against Maccapapa's canoes, and takes ten

-Attack on the enemy's field of yaws—Mr. Mariner

wounded-An attempt to secure the enemy's hogs.

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Chap. VII.--Desertion of one of Finow's wives, and the

wife of the prince-Rencontre between one of the fugi-

tives and Mr. Mariner--Attempt to take the enemy's wo-

men while gathering shell-fish-Dispute about the female

prisoners-Return of the Hapai canoes with provisions-

Palavalé's attack upon a party of the enemy, and killing

a man within a sacred fencing-Strangling a child as an

atonement for this sacrilege-Death of Palavalé-Finow,

growing tired of the war, in an artful rixanner negotiates

a peace-Finow's apology for the conduct of the Vavaoo

people at an entertainment given them—Entertainment

given by the Vavaoo chiefs to Finow and his chiefs-

Sentiments respecting praise, bravery, &c.--New regula-

tions of Finow—Toobo Toa deputed tributary governor

of the Hapai islands—His arrival at the Hapai islands,

accompanied by the prince and Mr. Mariner. 221

CHAP. VIII.--Arrival of Filimóëátoo at Foa-Description of

the sport called fanna kalai—Treaty of Filimóëátoo with

the chief of Hihifo, respecting the bird kalai, for Finow-

Desertion of several chiefs and warriors to Tonga-Island

of Tofoa, and restrictions respecting cutting down the

Toa tree (Casuarina)—Volcano on this island-Certain

principles among the Fiji islanders alluded to-Grave of

John Norton, of Captain Bligh's boat, with some account

of him-Extract from Bligh's narrative-Remarks upon

the subject-Some account of a ship arriving at the island

of Tonga from Botany Bay-Account given of Botany


Bay by a Tonga chief and his wife, who had returned

from there-Finow's ideas respecting the value and cir-

culation of money-General slaughter of the dogs at Va-

vaoo, on account of their destroying the game-Their

flesh cooked and eaten by several chiefs-Finow's first

essay at the sport of fanna kalai with the bird from


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CHAP. IX.--Island of Hoonga-Curious cavern there, and

how first discovered-Anecdote of the person who first

discovered the cavern-Description of the sport of shoot-

ing rats—Popular tale of the origin of the Tonga islands

-Finow's return to VavaoomGeneral fono, and seizure

of several chiefs_Stratagem used to secure Cacahoo-

Several of the prisoners taken out to sea to be sunk ;

their conversatton on the way-Conduct of Cacahoo

whilst sinking-Conduct of the widows of the deceased,

particularly of the widow of Now Fahoo-Description of

the plantation of Mahe Boogoo_Popular tale of what

happened at this plantation in former times-- Tonga song

-Abundance of a peculiar fish found here-This planta-

tion given up by Mahe Boogoo, and conferred on Mr.

Mariner by Finow-A dead spermaceti whale found off

one of the islands—Their method of making ornaments

with its teeth-Anecdote exemplifying the high estima-

tion in which whale's teeth are held—Still greater value

of them at the Fiji islands-Arrival of Cow Mooala from

the Fiji islands.


Char. X.-Cow Mooala's narrative-His early residence at

the Fiji islands—Is drifted to Fotoona on his return to

Tonga--Particular customs of Fotoona--Arrives at Lo-

tooma on his return to Fiji ---Character of the people

Popular tale of two giants-Arrives at Navihi Levoo,

one of the Fiji islands-Character of the people-Their

cannibalism-Observations-Sails for the island of Pau,

the most important of the Fiji islands : its traffic-le-

count of an European vessel wrecked there-Anecdote of

a gigantic lizard, (probably a crocodile) which did much

mischief at a neighbouring isle: stratagem used to de-

stroy it-Farther account of Pau-Description of several

customs of the Fiji islands-Description of the island of

Chichia, and its strong fortress : some account of its war

with Pau-Description of a cannibal feast—Feast given

by Finow on Cow Mooala's return to Tonga. Page 317

CHAP. XI.- Arrival of a canoe from the island of Tonga,

bringing a chief and two young matabooles, with a peti-

tion from Toobo Malohi : they give an account of the late

transactions there, viz. Teoo Cava, chief of Hihifo, being

joined by the chiefs and men that formerly belonged to

Nioocalofa, makes an attack on the fortress of Nookoo-

Nookoo, and takes it: the enemy return in the night,

and set fire to it-Teoo Cava, making his escape, is

stopped and killed by a Fiji islander-Conduct of Ata in

the defence of Hihifo, and the bravery of Maccapapa-

Grief of Teoo Cava's widows for his loss-Reference to

an anecdote in the missionary voyage respecting Eliza

Mosey (note)--Petition of Toobo Malohi and his chiefs

to Finow; their reception by him, and ceremony of par-

don-Toobo Malohi's conversation with Finow, and his

ultimate departure for the Hapai islands.


CHAP. XII.-Finow's younger daughter falls sick-Petitions

to the gods--Farther account of the mode of invocation-

Finow's illness-Debate among the gods respecting Finow

-Supposed effect of Finow's illness and recovery on his

daughter-His daughter conveyed to the island of Ofoo

--Her death-Ceremony of her burial--Strange custom

of the people of Hamoa-Finow's illness-Petitions to

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