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r THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, AUG. 24, 1920
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LIFE AI ILUW
IN THE OLD
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READ THE GARDEN ISLAND
By Mrs. J. M. Lydgate
(Continued from lant week)
Love Making Under Difficulties
One day shortly after my engage
ment to Mr. Lydgate we were sitting
In Miss Alexander's sitting room. I
thought all the boys were out In the
shops, might have known belter and
so I frankly kissed my visitor. 1
heard a pattering of bare feet down
the stairs and toward the kitchen.
Then a whoop and a scream from one
of the little boys, followed by the ex
cited voice of old Chieu talking In a
her nightly wakeful watching.
Every Saturday afternoon the boys
had a few hours in which to roam
about the plai e at their leisure. They
usually went down the valley to the
waterfall, diving from the rails into the
pool beneath, t'sually some boy hit
1 his head on a rock or stump. It was
a regular thing to bandage at least
one head a week.
Sunday afternoon, after an hours en
forced rest, the boys were allowed to
high key, I rushed down stairs to find climb the cocoanut trees and bring
a frightened urchin in the clutches of j down as many nuts as they could eat.
the cook, who was brandishing a It was astonishing how many they
butcher knife over the childs head could dispose of. They were not al
and saying "you no say that any more, lowed to touch the trees during the
Suppose you do I cut your head!" II?' week, so by the time Sunday came
woulrtrTt explain anything to me but round they were cocoanut hungry,
later told Miss Alexander that the boyj Moonlight Evenings
had said some very uncomplimentary j Vory oftL, on moon light week end
things of me and he just would not j ighta, the older boys and all the
have it! After that we went off to teachers would walk down to the bluff
the woods or waited till the kindly j over-looking Niumalu. The boys
study hour to do our spooning. I wouid take along their ukuleles and
Diplomatic Discipline Blvc us Hawaiian music. We would
Miss Alexander was a good princi- S' us far as the old Russian cannon
pal she had the interest of the boys that used to lip on the edge of the
very much at heart and was inclined! 1'luff and stay there for an hour or so
to spoil them as a fond mother does ' enjoying the moonlit bay and moun-
her sons. But she really won their
regard and they were very happy under
her regime. She thought she man
aged them better than she did as
does many a fond mother.
She Knew Every Move
One day she said to me, "I know
exactly what those boys do day and
night. I sleep with my door open so
that I can command the hall and
descent of the stairs, and never a boy
goes down at night that I don't know
nbout it etc." I was duly impressed.
tho thankful down in my heart that
I could sleep at night without having
Outings and Picnics
Occasionally we had picnics, the
boys getting horses from their friends.
We rode into the mountains after
ferns and flowers wherewith to make
leis. or went to the beach for a swim.
The teachers all had horses rented
from the boys. Also the teachers
used the carriage and old Clara, the
teachers had to pay for the upkeep of
Clara, which wasn't much. I never
had any trouble driving her, but she
would either balk or stand on her
hind legs if Mrs. Clara Smith or Mrs.
Askew held the reins. I think she
to keen one eve onen. 1 admired the
control of mind and body that enabled i tli(1 U to llear thpm scream' for that.
her to be an argus-eyed goddess.
old horse certainly had a sense of
The Weekly Pol Cart
The poi cart went as far as the Half
way bridge every Saturday to meet
the cart coming from Koloa with the
weekly supp'y of food for the school,
and it was a great treat to be allowed
to ride on the cart. Tho two Jacinth
' boys, twins, John Joe and Joe John
so called because one could never tell
which was Joe and which was John,
Well, at the beginning of long vaca
tion, after most of the boys had gone
home Carl Ontai, who stand there
the year around and was a kind of
trusted luna over the other boys told
me that the boys used often to steal
away at night, borrow the teachers'
saddles, clap them onto the backs of i
the stray horses, that then, even as
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I always bogged to go, as their lather
lop into the night straight away to
Koloa, to Mr. Burkett's vineyard where
they feastly royally. Mr. Burkett was
then principal of the Koloa School. He
had formerly taught several of these
boys, and they were getting oven
with him, in that pleasant way, for
the punishments he had bestowed
Several times Mr. Askew almost
caught them and we all wondered why
our saddle blankets were 'so sweaty
The natives round about knew that
the boys used the horses for in a
short time the horses were so badly
galled that their owners couldn't use
them. But they never told on the
A Hero Tenderly Cared for
One of the boys was thrown from
his horse on one of these night raids.
i drove the Koloa cart. Their plea
I "please Viss Alexander I like go Half
way bridge to look at my father," al
ways brought an affirmative reply.
Once When the Boys Got Left
I had heard a good deal about the
cruel pranks the boys had played on
some of the teachers in former years.
They never tried in any way to scare
me save on lh llow-een night.
After I had been in bed and asleep
for an hour or so. I was awakened by a
fierce glare in my room and heard
groanings coming up from the ground
underneath my windows. I slept in
the second story. But I remem
bered the tales of college boy pranks,
so quietly slipped out of bed and
peeped thru the curtains. I saw a
jack-o-lantern face and heard sup
pressed whispering. They were ex
pecting a scream or a call for help!
Instoad of that they unexpectedly got
the contents o? a huge water pitcher
and sustained a badly sprained wrist, j square in their upturned faces. I
He told us he fell out of bed in his I never said a word but could hear
them sputtering and laughing as they
disappeared in the dark.
We had the usual closing day ex
ercises, with speeches, recitations etc.
The lunch that followed was enjoyed
by scholars and visitors alike.
The Lihue Community
There were only a few white families
ing in Lihue at that timetho A. H.
Smiths, the Bo.swells, the Purvis fam
ily, the C. H. Bishop household, Mr.
and Mrs. Broadbent, Mr. and Mrs. J. A.
Hogg, Mr. and Mrs. Isenberg, and
Mrs. Weber. Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Alex
ander, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Wolters, the
Malm family etc. Mr. W. H. Rice. Jr.
and his pretty bride were among the
guests at the lunch and I remember
wishing I could eat poi with as much
relish as she did.
I retire from the School
School opened in the fall of 18'J7
with the sumu group of teachers as
the year before. But in the meantime
I had become engaged to Mr. Lydgate
sleep! . I can yet see Miss Alexander
as she tenderly nursed him and sym
pathized with him. No wonder he
always looked very sheepish and gave
rather unintelligible replies when
asked how It all happened! He was
always a bit reticent about it.
The Papaia Escape
Sure enough, the boys hadn't gone
down by way of the stairs, but had
shinned down a papaia tree that grew
at the end of the veranda, farthest
away from the teachers' rooms. They
never disturbed a soul.
1 used to wonder that the older boys
would be so sleepy in school hours.
Several times they slept so soundly
during class hour that they were ex
cused and sent to their rooms.
It was felt they must need the hb ep
if they were that bad.
Of course I had to tell what had
been told to me. for the sake of future
u.sc.pnue, i iu. my sympathies were, BIld we wtre to bo marled cb,.i8t.
very much with the boys. I ljm(, provlde(, a substitute could
I had lived a number of years in the1 ,)0 fmIU, ,0 ,ny pla(.e. j hau conie
heart of a college town and grew up' t t0 te(l,.h two ymn alld of t.ourHe
on tales of tho pranks the boys play. d, woul(l mjl thillk of iuaving untn nn.
and our boys escapades were tame ' hor ,., he seemed. Mis
compared to theirs. L, ... .... ' ;..,. i..
.lllllll Ui5 tllj 111. C UUUMl 11 Clllll
said she was glad I was to remain on
the Islands as one of them, and that
Nothing Funny in it
But poor Miss Alexander could see
nothing funny in the whole business ' if Malumalu did nothing else than in-
ana sue iookcu too cheap lor any tfuug troduce a few new families on Kauai
when 1 laughingly told her the story.
I never heard any thing moie about
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