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AN

ACCOUNT OF THE NATIVES

OF THE

TONGA ISLANDS,
IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN.

WITH AN

ORIGINAL GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY

OF THEIR LANGUAGE.

COMPILED AND ARRANGED FROM THE EXTENSIVE

COMMUNICATIONS

OF

MR WILLIAM MARINER,

SEVERAL YEARS RESIDENT IN THOSE ISLANDS.

BY JOHN MARTIN, M. D.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

THIRD EDITION, CONSIDERABLY IMPROVED.

EDINBURGH:
PRINTED FOR CONSTABLE AND CO.
· HURST, CHANCE AND CO. LONDON.

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CONTENTS OF VOL. II.

CHAPTER İ.

PAGE
The large fortress of Felletod rebuilt-The late king ,
appears to Foonagi (a female chief) in a dream-
The charm of Tattao_Tonga-mana arrives from
the Hapai Islands respecting the Inachi–Certain
political views arising from this circumstance
Permission granted to Toobó Tóa to come to Va-
vaoo to perform the usual ceremonies at Finow's
grave-his conduct on this occasion-His astonish-
ment at the warlike appearance of the new garrison
-Arrival of Lolohea cow Kefoð from Hapai-
Great storm of thunder and lightning; its effects
on the minds of the peopleDreams of a number
of women, predicting the death of Tooitonga_Ill-
ness of TooitongaThe fingers of several children
cut off as sacrifices to the gods-Several children
strangled-Tooitonga's death-His burial_The
king prepares himself to perform the usual ceremo-
nies at his father's grave Accident of Mr Marie
ner's sneezing ; his quarrel with the king on this
account; his after conduct; their reconciliation i. 9

CHAPTER II.
The king annihilates the divine chiefdom of Tooiton,

ga, and the ceremony of Inachi-Mr Mariner's a-
dopted mother departs for Hapai-The stratagem
used to prevent her female attendants from accom-
panying her-Spirited speech of Tálo on this occa-
sion-All communication with the Hapai Íslands
shut up-The king's extraordinary attention to the
cultivation and defence of the country-Interesting

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anecdote respecting two chiefs, Hála A'pi A'pi and
TálomAttempt 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 ar-
rival 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 ..

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CHAPTER III.
Preliminary remarks—Anecdote of the late King

Character of the present King-Parallel between
him and his father-His humanity-His under-
standing—Anecdote of him respecting a gun-lock
-Respecting the pulse-His love of astronomical
knowledge-His observations upon European ac-
quirements—His remarks concerning the antipodes
-Anecdote of him respecting the mariner's com-
pass-His attention to the arts—Cursory view of
the character of Finow Fiji–His early warlike pro-
pensities. His peaceable disposition and wisdom
Cursory character of Hala Api Api-His mischiev.
ous disposition-His generosity, wisdom, heroic bra-
very, and occasional moderation-His swiftness of
foot-Arrival of the Favourite at the Hapai Islands
- Generosity of Robert Brown-Anecdote of the
boatswain of the Port au Prince - Three men of
the Port au Prince received on board-Anecdote
of an Hapai warrior-Excuses and apologies of the
Hapai people in regard to the capture of the Port
au Prince - The Favourite departs for the Fiji Isl-
lands-Remarks on the conduct of one of the En-
glishmen left behind-An account of the intentions
of the Hapai people towards Captain Cook-Anec-

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