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“The savages of America inspire less interest .... since celebrated navigators have
“ made known to us the inhabitants of the islands of the South Sea .... The state of
« half-civilization in which those islanders are found gives a peculiar charm to the
4 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 tl.e
“ Missouri or the Maranon."

Preface to Humboldi's Personal Narrative.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON:

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

1817.

T. Davison, Lombard-street,

Whitefriars, London,

CHAP. XV.

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 Talo 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 A'pi A'pi 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 1. 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

VOL. II.

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