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Myths & Legends of our New Possessions & Protectorate   By: (1852-1907)

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Myths & Legends Of Our New Possessions & Protectorate

By Charles M. Skinner

Philadelphia & London J. B. Lippincott Company 1900



In the Caribbean PAGE

The Mysterious Islands 23 The Buccaneers 33 The Boat of Phantom Children 46 Early Porto Rico 48 The Deluge 55 How Spaniards were Found to be Mortal 56 Ponce 58 Water Caves 61 How a Dutchman Helped the Spaniards 65 The Ghost of San Geronimo 67 Police Activity in Humacao 71 The Church in Porto Rico 74 The Mermaids 78 The Aborigines 83 The Caribs 88 Secret Enemies in the Hills 92 Sacred Shrines 98 Tobacco 103 The Two Skeletons of Columbus 106 Obeah Witches 108 The Matanzas Obeah Woman 113 How Havana Got its Market 121 The Justice of Tacon 127 The Cited 133 The Virgin's Diamond 141 A Spanish Holofernes 144 The Courteous Battle 150 Why King Congo was Late 153 The Chase of Taito Perico 156 The Voice in the Inn 163

In the Pacific

Finding of the Islands 177 Ancient Faiths of Hawaii 178 The Giant Gods 188 The First Fire 189 The Little People 190 The Hawaiian Iliad 194 The Hawaiian Orpheus and Eurydice 201 The Rebellion of Kamiole 206 The Japanese Sword 212 Lo Lale's Lament 217 The Resurrections of Kaha 220 Hawaiian Ghosts 224 The Three Wives of Laa 225 The Misdoing of Kamapua 226 Pele's Hair 233 The Prayer to Pele 234 Lohiau and the Volcano Princess 237 A Visit of Pele 239 The Great Famine 243 Kiha's Trumpet 248 How Moikeha Gained a Wife 252 The Sailing of Paao 254 The Wronged Wife 256 The Magic Spear 259 Hawaiian Witches 262 The Cannibals 267 The Various Graves of Kaulii 270 The Kingship of Umi 273 Keaulumoku's Prophecy 276 The Tragedy of Spouting Cave 277 The Grave of Pupehe 283 The Lady of the Twilight 285 The Ladrones 286 Old Beliefs of the Filipinos 290 Animal Myths 300 Later Religious Myths and Miracles 304 Bankiva, the Philippine Pied Piper 315 The Crab Tried to Eat the Moon 317 The Conversion of Amambar 319 The Bedevilled Galleon 322 Two Runaways from Manila 329 The Christianizing of Wong 333 The Devil's Bridge 335 The Great Earthquake 339 Suppressing Magic in Manila 345 Faith that Killed 348 The Widow Velarde's Husband 351 The Grateful Bandits 352


Gate of the Walled City of Manila Frontispiece A Cuban Residence Page 146 Down the Valley came Pouring a Flood of Lava Page 232 Avenue of Palms, Hawaii Page 262


The Mysterious Islands

Somewhere anywhere in the Atlantic, islands drifted like those tissues of root and sedge that break from the edges of northern lakes and are sent to and fro by the gales: floating islands... Continue reading book >>

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