He Ia Nui Ua Hei I Ka Upena Nae / A Large Fish Caught In The Small-Meshed Net

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He Ia Nui Ua Hei I Ka Upena Nae / A Large Fish Caught In The Small-Meshed Net

On this coming Friday, the bay of Kou will be surrounded with a small-meshed net, so that no fish of this bay will be able to escape.  Whereas this net is a gift received by the new fishermen of the late Kamehamehas.

Therefore the splashers are preparing to drive the fish into that net. So we assume that all these fish will be snared, for this is a calm time, the month of Ikiiki. The upland waterways may even overflow. The bones of the catch will dry in the sun.

 

[This article may not actually be relative to fishing, but rather a glimpse into symbolic usage of fishing to explain current events.]

 

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Ka Leo O Ka Lahui, March 12, 1891
, Book: 2, Number: 148, Page: 2