Ka Moolelo o Hawaii Nei, Helu 3 / The Story of This Place, Hawaiʻi, Number 3

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Ka Moolelo o Hawaii Nei, Helu 3 / The Story of This Place, Hawaiʻi, Number 3

About Touring the Famous Places, the Supernaturals and the Ancient Chiefs from Hawai‘i to Ni‘ihau

[No Kahuoi]

That other man knew that this one had a very good way to get fish. That one coveted it, and sought a way to obtain it.

That other man tangled the net on the coral head, and once it was stuck, lashed it to the end of the outrigger boom, then called to Kahuoi to dive to the net.  While Kahuoi was diving down, the man jumped over into Kahuoi’s canoe, raced ashore, went into a cave and disappeared completely.

Kahuoi came up to the surface and his canoe was not there.  “This one is left standing outside of the yard of ‘Homa’ - disappointment, grasping at the tree of Kauhi‘ike - obscurity, and confounded to the point of Ho‘oleheleheki‘i - sullenness.”  He came ashore, climbed up to the mountains and stayed on the mountain; he fought with Mai‘akuapu‘u, and the mountain banana patch was won by Kahuoi.  (The mountain banana patch of Kahuoi still grows today; it is renowned for having flourished for 1,000 years or more of continuous growth.)  Let us end his story.

 

 

 

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, June 29, 1865
, Book: 4, Number: 26, Page: 1