** J.U. Kawainui; Aloha Oe / J.U. Kawainui; Greetings To You

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** J.U. Kawainui; Aloha Oe / J.U. Kawainui; Greetings To You

Keaiwa, Kaʻū, Aug. 8, 1871

J.U. Kawainui, Greetings to you,

Last night, the 7th of August, a glowing in the sky was seen by some people, and on this past night of the 10th, my family and I saw the acts of said wonderment above Mokuʻāweoweo. My dear companion uttered some song lyrics for the first arrival of said fire above Mokuʻāweoweo, which was perhaps in the year 1830,

"The lava above Mokuʻāweoweo on the mountain Maunaloa has only red glimmer, the heavens glimmer red with the many roaring blazes."

Clearly turning one's eyes to the east, to properly observe its action, the leaping of its glow became very strong in the heavens, as the glow traveled and touched the Mauliola bluff. When the thoughts turn inside to reflect, if its strength is at full boil now, then it's not at all clear where it would descend since it is there above. We will be watchful in these coming nights of the actions of that woman of the pit.



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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, August 19, 1871
, Book: 10, Number: 33, Page: 3