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after certain richly laden vessels—Remarks—Arrives at Ceros Island–Illness of Captain Duck—Information respecting 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—Arrives at the Island of Owyhee—Sails again, and arrives in Anahooroo Bay, at Woahoo-The chief refuses permission to enter the close harbour—Sails for Otaheite—Gets too much to the westward, and makes for the Friendly Islands—Anchors for the last time at the Island of Lefooga—Mutiny and desertion of four men—Farther desertion of fifteen others—Suspicious appearance of the natives—Their first plan to take the vessel unsuccessfulNatives assemble on deck in great numbers—Signal of attack—Mr. Mariner runs into the gun-room, and, meeting 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. - - Page 28 CHAP. III.-The ship plundered by Finow's orders–Accidents 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, Expedition 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. - Page 58

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 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

daughter. - - - - - 99

CHAP. W.-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-Töö Oomoo (Finow's aunt) builds a large and strong fortress at Vavaoo-Finow's determination to proceed immediately against it, notwithstanding the dissuasion 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—Arrival 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 VavaooReturn of the expedition to Hapai. - . Page 139 Chap. VI.-Finow embarks again with all his army for Vavaoo, and arrives at Neafoo—Alarm in the night—Presence of mind in one of Finow's men—Plan of attack— Siege commences—An armistice—Accident to Mr. Mariner, which causes the battle to be renewed—Audacity of a Vavaoo warrior–Finow forbids the guns to be usedSortie of the enemy—Bravery of Chioolooa—Wonderful escape of Latoo Ila—Conduct of the Hapai women—Finow'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—Cannibalism—Supposed treachery of Lioofau—The king returns thanks to his tutelar god—Hints of his priest— Apprehension and punishment of Mappa Haano—Regulations respecting deserters—Cruelties exercised upon four of the enemy—Desertion of Toobo Boogoo from the ene

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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. Page 184 CHAP. VII.-Desertion of one of Finow’s wives, and the wife of the prince—Rencontre between one of the fugitives and Mr. Mariner—Attempt to take the enemy's women 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 regulations of Finow—Toobo Toa deputed tributary governor of the Hapai islands—His arrival at the Hapai islands, accompanied by the prince and Mr. Mariner. . 22 1 Chap. VIII.-Arrival of Filimóēátoo at Foa—Description of the sport called fanna kalai–Treaty of Filimóéâtoo 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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Bay by a Tonga chief and his wife, who had returned from there—Finow's ideas respecting the value and circulation of money—General slaughter of the dogs at Vavaoo, 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 Tonga. - - - - - Page 245 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 shooting rats—Popular tale of the origin of the Tonga islands —Finow's return to Vavaoo-General fono, and seizure of several chiefs—Stratagem used to secure CacahooSeveral of the prisoners taken out to sea to be sunk; their conversation 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 plantation 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 estimation in which whale's teeth are held—Still greater value of them at the Fiji islands—Arrival of Cow Mooala from the Fiji islands. - - - - - 267 Chap. 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 Lotooma on his return to Fiji—Character of the peoplePopular tale of two giants—Arrives at Navihi Levoo, one of the Fiji islands—Character of the people—Their

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