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*Thesavages of America inspire less interest....since celebrated navigators have
- made known to us the inhabitants of the islands of the Southsea....the state of
-half-civilization in which those islanders are found gives a peculiar charm to the
* description of their manners. . . . Such pictures, no doubt, have more attraction than
* those which pourtray the solemn gravity of the inhabitant of the banks of the

* Missouri or the Maranon.” Preface to Humboldt's Personal Narrative.
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IN Two Volumes.

VOL. II.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR,
AND SOLD BY John MURRAY, ALBEMARLE-STREET.

1817.

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The king annihilates the divine chiefdom of Tooitonga, and the ceremony of inachi–Mr. Mariner's adopted mother departs for Hapai—The stratagem used to prevent her female attendants from accompanying her—Spirited speech of Tálo on this occasion—All communication with the Hapai islands shut up—The king's extraordinary attention to the cultivation and defence of the country—Interesting anecdote respecting two chiefs, Hála Api Api and Tálo—Attempt from the people of Hapai–Mr. Mariner discovers an European vessel whilst on a fishing excursion: his men refusing to take him on board, he wounds one mortally, and threatens the others, upon which they paddle towards the ship—Anecdote of the wounded man—Mr. Mariner’s arrival on board, and reception from the captain-The king visits him in the ship: his behaviour on board: his earnest wish to go to England—Mr. Mariner sends on shore for the journal of the Port au Prince, and procures the escape of two of his countrymen—Further transactions on board–He takes a final leave of the king—The ship sails for the Hapai islands. --

IN consequence of Tooitonga's death, the great obstacle to shutting up the communication with Hapai was, for a time at least, re

WOL. II. 460094 B

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