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after certain richly laden vessels- Remarks-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 Woahoo-The chief refuses permis-

sion 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 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

sbore—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

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-

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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 Nico-

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



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 taboom-Bu-

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vaoo, and arrives at Neafoo-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-Deşertion of Toobo Boogoo from the ene-

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 Vavavo 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 Foam 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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Bay by a Tonga chief and his wife, who had returned

from there-Finow's ideas respecting the value and cir-

culation of money-General slaughter of the dogs at Va-

vaoo, 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


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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 shoot-

ing rats-Popular tale of the origin of the Tonga island

-Finow's return to Vavaoo-General fono, and seizure

of several chiefs—Stratagem used to secure Cacahoo-

Several 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 planta-

tion 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 estima-

tion in which whale's teeth are held-Still greater value

of them at the Fiji islands—Arrival of Cow Mooala from

the Fiji islands.


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 Lo-

tooma on his return to Fiji-Character of the people

Popular tale of two giants-Arrives at Navihi Levoo,

one of the Fiji islands-Character of the people-Their


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