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t ! i c r c ; wen; no lulls on Imm'iI. Yin
schooner hove If), an. I a ho.it was lower-!
I, and crowded with i ri : . It approach
ed rapidly, pulled hy t i . rowers. The
wu: of our c.irro.unde was dMpres-o. ;h
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MUCH as prxsji ', ami m uie oi y -.u o.i inc.:
water ahoiit lii'lv yards from tin: ship.
The captain stood w i : ! i his sjunlviirz-t: lim
pet in ono hand. nnd a linml- pike, with '
which In1 shifted the position of the
as re pi i red, i'i the other, i
The schooner's hoat u pronelu .1. a:;.!
was piili'm rapidly to ;jel al m; rs. ;
" Sow, sir, keep steady, and oluy the or
ders coolly, "..said the captain in an under
to.ic. " lioy fetch tin; iron that's hcatim:
in the galley run." The boy ran, arid j
returned with the iron rod heated at oix-j
end, whicii was handed to me. " Wheal
I tell you to fin!, I'ne, as you value your
life anil those on hoard.'' The captain
now put his speaking-trumpet to his
mouth, and hailed the boat, which was
within a hundred yanls of us. Stop
no nearer, or I'll blow you all out of the
water keep oil', keep oil', or, I say, I'll
." At that instant the man at the
bows of the boat, who appeared to take
the command, gave an order, and a vol
ley fro.n several muskets was lircd at us.
1 heard the balls hit about me, and turned
to look for the captain to receive my or
der to lire. lie was on one knee behind
the cannon, -ami holding it by the breech.
' Why, captain ! what's the matter? are
you hit:" He rallied. .Nothing they're
coming.'' lie gave another hoist to the
n, cast his eye hurriedly along its bur
ro! " fire, and be quick!" I needed
not a second bidding, for the boat was
close alongside. The smoke burst from
the touch-hole with a hiss, and for an in
stant I thought the gun had missed tire,
but in the next it exploded with a tremen
dous report, that deafened me. ''Throw
open your ports, boys, and show them
your teeth," roared the captain through
his trumpet, ami his voice sounded hide
ously unnatural. In an instant every port
was up, and our guns protruded their
muzzles. I had fancied that I heard a
crash, followed by wild screams, immedi
ately upon the discharge of the cannon ;
but the report had deafened me ; and the
smoke, which was driven back in my face,
had so shrouded me, that I could not see ;
the unearthly shout of the captain had al
so for the moment driven the idea from
my mind, and I now grasped my gun to
repel boarders. But my hearing had not
deceived me ; for, as the smoke was borne
away to leeward, the whole scene of de
struction burst upon my sight. The can
non had been most truly pointed, and its
contents had shivered the hapless boat,
killing or wounding almost every person
in her. The longest lifetime will hardly i
clface that scene from my mind. The !
stern of the boat had been completely car- ;
lied away, and it was sinking by thej
weight of the human beings that clung to
it. As it gradually disappeared, the mis-j
crable wretches struggled forward to thej
bows, and with horrid screams ami impre-i
cations battled for a moment. lor what lit-,
tie support it might yield. The dead
and the dying wen; lloating and splash-:
ing around them, while a deep crimson j
tinge marked how fatal had been that dis-i
charge. Hopes were thrown over, and
everything done to save those that were!
not destroyed by the cannon shot, but
only three out of the boat's crew of twen-;
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ly-four were saved ; the greater part went j
down with the boat to which they clung.
The whole scene of destruction did not;
last ten minutes, and all was again quiet.
The bodies of those who had been shot
did not sink, but were driven by the wind
and sea against the side of the ship. j
from some the blood w: s gently oozimr, !
ami lloating around H .mi ; others, slid',
in the convulsion in which they had died,
were grinning or frowning with horrible
expression. One body, strong and inns-,
T II i: 1() I, V N ESI A N.
i.h m at white tmnscrs. and a'ed them, and how I have been rewarded,
ru mr iie in
which were stuck t wo i or how satisfactory tome was the previ-
pis'els, lloa'ed by, but the fa.-e was gone;
some ni'Mcil .-s ball hud so di.- figured him
teat all trace of human expression was
destroyed, lie was the pirate captain.
Ih:t where was the schooner? Jhc
lav for a few minutes uf'cr the d'-s'. ruction
of her !):; t : and whether dinned at our
appearanc". or horrified at the le.ss of so
ma .y of her me n. 1 know not, but she
: lip; ;d I. r foresail, n:;d s'oo.l away as
close to the wind as possible. We saw
no more of her.
The excitement of the scene we had
just pas.-;cd through, prevented our min
ing the captain ; but as soon as the
schooner bore away, all 'naturally expect
ed his. voice to give some order forgetting
under weigh. i$ut no order c:ime.
Where was lie! 'I ne iniisuet discharge
is history of the poor captain, need not
told. i'uihVe it to say, that I am set
tled at Kim Cottage, Bloomingdale, and
am the happiest son-in-law, husband, and
lather, in the United States.
SATUIM ) A V, IT'Ji. I :J,J rM 1
CO MM IT MCA Ti:i.
A TA1.I: Of HAWAII.
two nuM itM) and ru n vi.aus since.
Coin itr.it (1 f.oiu iv.kc lo!).
The volcanic mountain to which wc alia
jded in Chapter I., since known as JMauna
lake me to the cabin."
a l i i i
" l believe I am, saul ne :
A dozen readv
hands were st ret chid to receive him. and
he was taken below, and carefully laid on
a sofa. Av," he said, "I heard the
crash ; my ear knows too well the crash
of shot against, a plunk to be mistaken,
and mv ee has pointed too many i.:uus
to miss its mark easily now. jhit, l li mo,
is a'.iv one else hurt:1' "No, thank
heaven," I said ; "and I hope you are
not so badly hit." " Had enough, lint
cut open my waistcoat 'tis here." A
mouihi'ul of blood stopped his utterance,
but he pointed to his right side. 1 wiped
his month, and we cut oil his waistcoat
as gently as possible. There was no
blood ; but. on removing his shirt, v.e dis
covered, about three inches on the right
of the pit of the stomach, a discolored
spot, about the size of half-a-crown, dark
ening towards its centre, where there was
a small wound. Av musket ball had
struck him, and from there being no out
ward bleeding, I feared the worst. Wc
dressed the wound as wi ll as eiicumstan
from the boat, with the unearthly voice hmi. was in those .lays m a state ni tcrrmlc
that conveyed the orders for the ports to ! activity, and frequently emitted strciims of
be thrown open, Hashed across my mind.! lava which desolated the surrounding coun
1 ran to the platform. The captain was i try for many leagues. The present ciater
there lying on his face beside the gun that j of Kilauca was n t in existence. An oxt cu
be had pointed with such deadly eiU et. sive plain, gradually arising lroin the ocean
lie still grasped the speaking trumpet in j until it attained an elevation of 5,0J) feet,
.his hand, and I shuddered u.i I beheld its j oceu; h d the space between the mountain wc
mouth-piece covered with blood. " The j have just spoken of, and the one now called
captain ?s killed i" I cried, and stooped to .Manna Ilea.
In superficial extent it embraced one half
of the island, and was a dreary wilderness,
with the exception of a few verdant and well
watered spots, which were scattered like is
lands amid a sea of harden, d lava; strtams
of which, some ttill smoking, every where
intersected it, lit times spreading out into
wide lakes, with here and there a stunted
tree, or half lifeless shrub, to diversify the
scene; the whole presenting to the trat ler
the repulsive spectacle of masses of rock,
broken and piled into every interminable
shape, as wild and rugged as. if the tossed
ocean should become suddenly petrified at
the breaking up of a fierce storm. Hundreds
of conical hills a few hundred feet in hei ht
formed of volcanic scoria-, and which for
merly gave vent to subterraneous fires, were
seen dotting this wilderness. At the base
of the northernmost mountain, a gradual
accumulation of ashes and debris had formed
u paitial soil, from which a scanty vegeta
tion spuing up. In a few places beautiful
groves of acacia and laurel had stranded
into existence with their branches so thickly
ces would permit; but externally it was j iter!ac. d, that they resembled the wide
trilling the fata! wound was within. The Spreading banian of India. A fine green
unfortunate sufferer motioned for nil t i s anl, clear from iniderbiush lay beneath
have him but me; and calling me to his 'their Italy canopies, affording a pleasant en
si. !e, " I feel," said he, " that I am dying ; campment for the traveller. Storms bung
the letter pronii.-e me that you will get continually over this region, at times dis
it forward s! 'tis to my poor widow. charging toiicnts of min; frequently they
Well, I've tempted this death ofien and swept down from the mountain's side in
escaped, and 'tis hard to be struck by a whirlwinds, throwing up sand and dust in
villain's hand. Ih.it Cod's will be done." dense clouds into the air, and movim with
I promised that 1 would personally deliver a rapidity that nothing could resist. Wvwi
the letter, for that I intended returning to rocks, gaping chasms, and the disordered ao-
New on; from Cuiacoa. " i hank ton pearance of the earth, as if she had been too
truly, said the dying man ; " ton will
then see my IleLn and my child, and
can tell them that their unfortunate hus
band and father died thinking of them.
This ship and cargo are mine, and will
b: long to my family. .Stranger, I was
not always what I now seem. lint I could
not bear that the Yankee skipper should
be known as he who once " A sud
den flow of blood prevented his finishing
the sentence. I tried to relieve him by a
change of posture, but in vain ; he mut
tered some incoherent sentences, bv
which Ins mind seemed to dwell upon for
mer scenes of battle for the republic, and
of undeserved treatment, lie rallied for
one instant, and, with a blessing for his
family, ami the name of Helen on his
lips, he ceased to breathe.
J he body ot our unfortunate captain
much hurried in her labors, to attend to her
toilette, shew ed the frequency of earthquakes.
lint sterile as was this plain, a race of
men dwelt, or rather roamed over it, glean
ing a precarious subsistence from its scanty
products, and the fish that were abundant on
its coasts. We call them men, but they re
sembled more spirits of darkness. They
were a short-limbed, stout people, exceed
ingly active, and capable of enduring great
fatigue: long, grisly hair, flowed over "their
shoulders, answering almost for what was
wanting in dress, nnd setting their small,
evil-looking features into bolder relief.
They were cannibals, and worshippers ol
the goddess Pele, to whom themo.-t sangui
nary rites were paid. No mercy was show n
to a prisoner, and previous to our tale they
had been divided into a variety of tribes con-
was next dav committed to the waves, j n,l,,y 1,1 "ai w ' ther. Among
amidst the tears of us all. Our vovnge j ll,yr cnu l Fences, ll.ey drank the warm
was prosecuted to an end without further j liru .o ,luir f',l('"'' s, and to strike ter
iuterruption. I did not forget the wishes nr t. tin ir opponents often slaughtered their
of the dying man ; how faithfully I fulfill- ri.uers tuktu in the commencement of a
conflict, ami making large holes in tlifir
ies, thrust their heads through, uri( r()
to renew the combat, with this liidotl,.,lu',
lace of livid ilesh and recking entrails ;iroi
Jmt little intercourse had ever talan
between them and the inhabitants of il '
tile portion of the island, by w hom tli vW(
much dreaded. An oceaion;d nu',iu ,
plunder had been attempted, but tu. e(i.
lance and superior arms and disci,!;,
Kiaua's people had secured tlicnil,,. e
ry. J heir assailants, always repulsed H;.
I ss, forbore any further attempts, dit';'.
cut spirit was now influencing them, (,
had risen up among them, w ho bv his ,;,.
valor, cruel deed., and pretensions to i.v
ration had acquired an unbounded asccnj'.
cy over their rude minds.
His name was Pomale; a man of pisam:
strength, but most forbidding aspect.
unrcstiaiued exercise of deep passions
a sa'ame expression to bis features, in j,
: .. ...to i... n:if.....n i .i
11 uwiiiu in; mon.uii in ny UllCllier Mliiliii
duplicity, or sensuality predominated.
was scaice liveliet in height, with n !:,
body, and legs very shoit in proportion ,,'
exceedingly muscular in all bis limhs. ;.
hair bung in braided folds down to' his be,,
and as if nature had not made lu'm snliii ji;,;.
Iv ugly, he heightened his naturally rep,',
sive looks by dashes of red paint, and i
kakauing of horrible figures on bis nulv
limbs. His ambition was equal to liis cm.
city, nnd well calculated by character !
command those around him, he laid niii!U
all the tlibes of the plain under him, inostl
ciaft, but some by force.
In an excursion into Kama's tcrritnrii?
he had noticed the ieitility of the nil at.
the general prosperity which rcijrned tlicrt
and savage like, fancied that he need klf.
conquer to make it his. His followers!
gerly joined in his plan, and four Imndn
warriors were assembled, armed with du!.
and spears to accompany him, while out
thousand more were encamped a few mib
from the volcanic mountain, atthesiko
one of their temples. It was their strong
hold, and about it their women and childru
He succeeded in reaching the rear of Ki
aua's town unobserved, and secreted liisli
lowers in the outskiits of the forest tint,
night-fall, when he, having given his older
to attack as many different points ns p.4
hie, at once so as to create confusion undili
may, commenced making his wav towar.
the houses. It was the evening of the mr
day that we left the happy group, in tli
house of Alvirez. Ho, with J.ihh:i k
strolled out a short distance to enjov tlioeo
air. Suddenly she touched hw arm, " hist,
said she, "see," and pointed to some dar
forms creeping through the tall crass. (Vn
cealing themselves, they watched their mo
tions: oik; came so iw:ir 1 1 !,,. ......1,1 !iv
tinguish his arms, and imt a doubt of the lJnlop
sums of the nartv remained A Mr,- uhi. firi
pered a few words to his partner, who law
lessly stole off in the opposite direct
wbilo he made for his own habitation, fil
tering it, he seized his weapons, and ularri
ing his n tainers, rushed to Kiaua's lnuf
Hearing sounds within, made him ijinact
: : .. i ,
ii ciuuousjy and he perceived Kiaiiii. one
Julia lying on the floor, hound hand nnd loot,
while four stout men stood over them i
upraised clubs, ready to strike, upon th
slightest noise being made by the prisoners
His men having now joined him, Ahiro
snatched no a conrh tl...u ,...n im.. n Jiri!
I ' " " II) 14 111! IM" l
blast, which was answered immediate!' "1 .
several parts of the village, giving nssiiranLH
of hiliha's success in alarming the wnrri
Hut almost in the same instant a yell f
fiance burst from hundreds of voices, wl'J J
was echoed far and near, in the stilli:f
die night. Flames at the same time are!
from several points, nnd cries and shri'J
proclaimed the? bloody effects of the attack 4
: Surprised and enraged, Alvirez, followed 1: j
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