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Six Prize Hawaiian Stories of the Kilohana Art League by The Native

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Transcriber's note:

This book contains Hawaiian words and some dialect ('sailor's cant/slang'; 'Hawaiian English'), which have been retained.

Examples: "Caught plenty on 'em," said the sailor. "Been around the Horn and up in the Artic for sperm and right whales. Plenty of lay money too. Down in Wyhee (Oh why hee = Hawaii) plenty of gals and bananas."

or similar spelling, seen on a statue of Captain James Cook, k. 1779, Hawaii.

"the redmen to make their home near his hale and they should be aliis in ... sent his lunapais into every valley and along the sea to summon the alii...."

Sundry missing of damaged punctuation has been repaired.

The transcriber has corrected typographical errors from the original book and listed them at the end of this text.

Hawaiian Stories.


Hawaiian Stories



Honolulu: Hawaiian Gazette Company 1899


Kalani Emma L. Dillingham 5

A Legend of Haleakala Geo. H. De La Vergne 24

Peleg Chapman's Sharks W. N. Armstrong 44

'Twas Cupid's Dart J. W. Girvin 64

Legend of Hiku i Kanahele Mauricio 85

The Story of a Brave Woman A Native 104



" Auhea oe, Nalima? Elua nahae hou o kuu lole! "[1] " Auwe, pela? "[2] replied the old woman addressed, taking at the same time from Kalani's hands a coat hat might best be described as one of many colors. The old man seated himself on the floor of the little hut, and gazed at this same coat in a manner savoring of dejection. "Yes," he said, "while I was digging around the taro down by the stream, I left it hanging on a branch of the big kukui tree, but when I returned to put it on, I found that it had blown off, caught on a piece of bark and torn that hole. Do you think you can mend it so that I can wear it on Sunday? You know I have no other. Pilikia maoli! " (sad plight), and Kalani gave a grunt that embodied many emotions.

[Footnote 1: "Where are you, Nalima? Here are two new rents in my clothes!"]

[Footnote 2: "Oh dear! is that so?"]

Nalima's small, slightly withered hands were turning the coat tenderly. Patch had already been placed upon patch, nearly every one differing in material and color from the original fabric, which was a cotton twill, and the bleachings of sun and soap had added variety in many shades of blue and brown.

Yes, she had a little piece of blue flannel left that would just fit his new rent, she mused, and the whole thing must be washed again. She was sure she could have it ready to wear that same night. This hopeful view enabled her old husband to start again with his o o (Hawaiian spade) for the garden patch. He removed his tattered hat as he went, revealing a head of fine proportions. The forehead was high and full, and the top bald and shining. Soft, white locks clustered in his neck, and a white beard several inches in length gave a distinguished look to his face. Patience looked from his soft dark eyes and the expression about his mouth was kind and firm. The small rush mat which Nalima had been braiding when Kalani arrived with his tale of woe was laid aside, and, from a very meager supply of housewifely stores, a needle, thread, and bit of flannel were produced. Her dim eyes strained themselves to adjust the patch to the torn edges, and her trembling hands set the stitches with patient effort. Meanwhile the thoughts of the old wife wandered into the past. The long ago was a happy time to re live. When they were young, in Kauikeaouli's time, Kalani had been a kanaka nui (great man) among Hawaiians. He had been a luna (overseer) in their valley and had directed the konohiki (chief's resident land agent) labor for years... Continue reading book >>

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