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CHAP. I.-The Port au Prince sails from Gravesend

Arrives in the River of Plate-Touches at the Falkland Islands-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 of the Bay of Conception-Accident to Thomas Turner-Arrives in Coquimbo Roads-Desertion of eleven men-Captures three Spanish brigs-Attacks the town of Arica-Captures the town of Hilo and burns it to the ground--Loss of the Begonio brig by fire--Captures a small Spanish briga Picks up a boat with six hands on board, belonging to the Minerva, South whaler, whose crew had mutinied -Falls in with the Lucy privateer-In company with the Lucy, engages the Spanish frigate Astræa-Makes Chatham Island, and parts company with the Lucy~Arrives on the whaling ground-Makes the Isle of Plate-Capi tures three Spanish vessels Anchors in Tacames Roads -Sails and anchors in Tola Roads--Friendly reception from the governor of Tola–Anecdote of the governor's daughter.

Page 1 Ckap. II.-The ship departs from Tola—Anchors in Chat

ham Bay-Captures a Spanish brig---Catches four whales, making up the number of fifteen-Cuts a brig out of St. Blas-Question concerning the propriety of looking out

after certain richly laden vesselsRemarks-Arrives at Ce-

ros Island - Illness of Captain Duck-Information respect-

ing a Spanish sloop of war, laden with tribute money-

Death of Captain Duck-The command of the vessel falls

to Mr. Brown-Funeral of Captain Duck-Ship sails from

Ceros—Takes a fresh departure from Guadaloupe-Ar-

rives at the Island of Owyhee-Sails again, and arrives in

Anahooroo Bay, at Wuahoo—The chief refuses permis-

sion to enter the close harbour-Sails for Otaheite-Gets

too much to the westward, and makes for the Friendly


Anchors for the last time at the Island of Le-

fooga-Mutiny and desertion of four men--Farther deser-

tion of fifteen others-Suspicious appearance of the na-

tives—Their first plan to take the vessel unsuccessful-

Natives assemble on deck in great numbers-Signal of

attack-Mr. Mariner runs into the gun-room, and, meet-

ing with the cooper, they determine to blow up the vessel

-Their intention accidentally 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 be killed

and eaten—Is brought before the king—The ship is run

aground by the king's orders.

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CHAP. III.—The ship plundered by Finow's orders-Acci-

dents on board—The ship burned-Guns hauled on shore

- Visit to the Island of Whiha-Surprise of the natives

at the sight of a watch—Mr. Mariner deprived of his

books and papers, as being considered instruments of

witchcraft-Anecdote of the missionaries—Remarks on

the present state of the islands, compared with that when

Captain Cook visited them-Political history of the islands

during the foregoing twelve or fifteen years, viz. Expedi-

tion 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 Tonga-Mr. 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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CHAP. 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 Bea-

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 circumstanee

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

Finow-Arrival at Lefooga-Ceremony of Fucoalahi-

Ceremony of marriage between Tooitonga and Finow's-


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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 Vomoo (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 Vavaoo people—Their rejection of his offers

Beautiful appearance of the great garrison of Vavaoo-

Return of the expedition to Hapai.

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

vaoo, and arrives at Neafoom-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 Ila-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 yams---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 manner 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


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