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But how do you talk about mouths
and days, when you have no such things:'
' I will soon tell vou uhout that. We
measure time here by the yard '
ly the yard?'
' Yes ; we call that time which the most
perfect man among us take in walking a
yard, to he the sixtieth part of an hour.
These hoilrs we reckon into dnvs, and
these days into years. To be sure, we
are not very exact, because some men
walk so much faster than others ; but this
is just as the legs happen to be long or
As the guide was proceeding, to the
inexpressible joy of all, the sun at once
broke out. The light was so sudden;
that Hafed at first thought he must be
struck with lightning, and actually put
up his hands to his eyes, to see if they
were safe. He then clapped his hands
over his eye, till he could gradually bear
the light. There was a splendor about
the sun which he had never before seen ;
and it was intolerably hot. The air seem
ed like a furnace.
'All !' said the owner of the cattle, ' we
must now scorch for it. My poor wool
ox must die at once ! Had luck, bad luck
to us ! The sun Iris come back jnuch
nearer than he was before. Hut we hope
he will happen to go away again soon,
and then happen to come buck further oil'
the next time.'
The sun was now pouring down his
heat so intensely, that they were glad to
go into the house for shelter a miserable
looking place indeed. Hafed could not
but. compare it with his own beautiful cot
tage. Some timbers were rotten ; for the
tree was not, as it happened, the same
thing in all its parts. Some of the boards
happened to be like paper, arid the nails
tore out, and these were loose and com
ing otr. They had to do their cooking
out under the burning sun ; for when the
smoke once got into the house, there was
no getting it out, unless it happened to
go, which was not very often.
They invited Hafed to eat. On sitting
down at the table, he noticed that each
one had a different kind of food, and that
no two could eat out of the same dish.
Ho was told that it so happened, that tjie
food which one could eat, was poison to
another, and what was agreeable to one,
was nauseating to another. Selecting the
food which looked most inviting, I' la fed
attempted to eat. What was his surprise,
when he found that his hands did not hap
pen to be under the control of J ; is will,
and instead of carrying the food to his
mouth, these active servants put it into
his right ear! On examining, he found
that it was so with all the' rot. and by
imitating the company, and twisting his
head round over his right .shoulder, and
placing his mouth where the ear was, he
managed to eat. In amazement, he ask
ed how this happened.
Ah!' said they, laughing at his ignor
ance of the world, we have no fixed laws
here. All is chance. Som "times we
have one or more' limbs for a long ti::ie
which arc not under the contiol of our
will. It is just as it happens. "So when
we drink, wo find it always true, that
" Some shed it on their .shoulder,
Some shed it on their thigh;
And he that does not hit his mouth,
Is sure to hit his eye."
' I suppose that to be coffee,' said Ha
fed, 4 ami I will thank you for a cup.'
It was handed him. He had been
troubled with a tooth-ache for some hours,
and how did he quail, when on filling his
mouth, he found it was ice, in little pieces
about as large as pigeon-shot !
Do you call ice-water, colfee, here?'
said Hafed, pressing his hand upon the
chee'v where the tooth was now dancing
' That is just as it happens. Wo put
water over the fire, and sometimes it heats
it, ant! sometimes it freezes it. How can
it be otherwise, when we have here no
fixed laws of any kind ? It is all chance
work.' Hafed rose from the table in anguish
of spirit. He remembered the world
where he had lived, and all that was past.
He had desired to live in a world where
there was no God where all was gov
erned by chance, so far as there was any
thing that looked like government. Here
he was, and here he must live. He threw
himself on a bed, and recalled the past
the beautiful world in which he had once
lived; his ingratitude his murmurings,
and his blasphemy against the wisdom and
the goodness of (iod. He wept like in
fancy. He would have pra)ed,and even
begun a prayer ; but then he recollected
that there was no God here nothing to
direct events nothing but chance. lie
shed many and bitter tears of repent
ance. At last he wept himself asleep.
When Hafed again awoke, he was sit
ting under his palm tree, in his own beau
ful garden. It was morning. At the ap
pointed moment, the glorious sun rose up
in the East the fields were all green and
fresh ; the trees were all right and up
wards, and covered with blossoms ; the
beautiful deer were bounding in their
gladness over the lawn, and the songsters
in the trees, which, in plumage and sweet
ness might have vied with those that sung
in Eden, were uttering their morning
Ilafcd arose, recalled that ugly dream,
and then wept for joy. Was he" again in
a world where chance does not reign ?
lie looked up, and then turned to the God
of heaven and earth, the God of laws and
of order. He gave glory to Him, and
confessed that his ways, to us unsearcha
ble, are full of wisdom. He was a new
man. Tears indeed fell at the graves of
his family ; but now he lived to do good
to men, and to make others happy. He
called a young and worthy couple, distant
relatives, to fill his house. His home a
gain smiled, and peace and contentment
came back, and were his abiding guests.
Hafed would never venture to affirm
whether this was a dream, or a reality.
On the whole lie was inclined to think it
real, and that there is somewhere a chance
world ; but he always shook his head, and
declared that so far from wishing to live
there, nothing gave him greater cause of
gratitude as he knelt in daily prayer, lhan
the fart, that he lived in a world where
God ruled, and ruled by laws fixed, wise,
emony, from side to side, placing them in re
gular order; he then looked up and said he
would be able to make her half wc. He then
opened the other box, took a bottle, broke
olf the neck and poured out some of the wa
ter into his hand, which he applied to the
head and face of the husband, and at the
same time laid him down on the bed, he then
pressed firmly on his chest and left him for
dead. As soon as his back was turned, the
dead man said, "here I am," and continued
to lie with his eyes open, speaking occasion
ally to the crowd around him until the farce
wild ended. Having raised the patient up,
the doctor produced two phials from each of
which he poured some water, part of which
he gave the patient, and with the rest sprin
kled her head and feet; but her weakness
was too great to allow her setting up, and
she was laid hack upon her pillow. iSot in
the least daunted by this, the doctor observ
ed that she was not sick; but he was not al
lowed to pnss otF so easily; a constable who
was standing by asked him if he had done,
and on his replying in the affirmative, said,
'then go with me," and took him oil' to the
fort, w here 1 understood he was fined for de
ception. 1 took the liberty of examining the con
tents of the bottles, which were left behind,
and found them to contain only irattr, which
however had gone through sonic sanctify ing
process, in older to give it the power of
ye ever in such a fix! No copy (g00(j
have patience!) no news no accidents:
nothing and reduced to inflicting ifu ,"
upon our much-enduring readers. Fates h,'
fend the like again.
K Suicide. Atai, the principal jrw.
. 1 r"iiif,
merchant of this place, is said to have ,
himself at Wailuku, Maui. 1
A native man, rather pnst the prjnie
life, died very suddenly in this village
Wednesday last. He had been to brjr.
home his daughter, who was sick nt a pa '
half a mile distant, and no sooner hud lerf
turned and laid down the sick woman tr
he fell dead on the spot.
SATURDAY, -MAY 1, 1811.
wk m. it i
CO .M.i U a 1 A T i: 1.
j uxsn: Ks.'n i, .mi.ru:-
j Mi:. Km ion, On the morning of the .ith
ult., I oh.'rved the str els liibd with peo
'pie nsakiig their way towards Waikiiti, and
! learned on inquiry, that thev wen; r ni to
n house just in the outskirts of the town to
witness a miraculous cure which was to be
pei formed on a woman who had heen sick a
'iii!i tiM'i-. Thinking there might be some
thing learned, I joined the multitude and
so u found myself at a very respectable
looking adobie house, which with the ya-d
jand considerable portion of the public road,
was crowned witn natives. On entente'
the yard, alter a long struggle, I saw the
operator, or Doctor as he w as culled, w ho is
a middle sized native, well dressed, and
standing with two small boxes tied up in a
handkerchief, which he held in his hand.
1 1 lis look was simple but cohn and collected,
l as though he was confident of success, while
he seemed not to notice the rush of people
I noon him to gratify their curiosity. Soon the
arrangements for the wonderful cure were
made, a bed was provided for the sick wo
man and another for her husband, and it w as
proclaimed that the doctor was to kill the
husband by calling out the disease from his
wife and placing it on him, when she would
get up perfectly well and walk to Waikiki,
after which the husband would be restored
The doctor commenced by opening a
small box in which were eight blocks of
wood, which he moved about with great cer-
How beautiful is the all-radiant ruler of
night. the lovely empress ol the sky, as her
aided by a countless train of brilliant am
sparkling luminaries, she slowly encircles
the lofty expanse of heaven, peerless in her
charms, and worshipped by every eye. Cue
by one doth their lustre fade and go out,
dimmed and overpowered by her blighter
effulgence, till at last she reigns all lustious,
and save the star of love, none remains to
contest the palm of heaven's sovereignty.
Her light, like a veil drawn over a sleeping
youth, smiling in its dreams, gives a fairer
tinge to earth's scenes. Imagination revels
in the cloudless prospect, and wings its flight
through the wide and limitless firmament,
peopling earth, air, and all she sees or feels
with fancy's varied forms. The mind grasps
at eternity, and half realizes the mighty idea.
The soul melts and expands into the pros
pect before it, and the petty cares of life's
troubled existence, even as the host of
heaven pales before the ueen of all, disap
pear beneath iu'inity's tide, or remain but
in the vast distance, clouding the horizon
like the scarce perceptible nobul-.e. Dull
and s rdid must be the heart which irives
no answering throb to scenes and thoughts
li'se these; but tougher yet n list be the
sconce that can realize all this, w ith two cut
ervauling cats in furious combat not a rod
from his elbow.
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April iM. tf.
The St. Louis has gone. ,JV iun inp.
piness go with her. In her are many noble
henits, and with her go our sincere regrets.
Proud indeed must each true hearted Yan
kee feel, in this far distant land, to see our
waters graced by so noble a specimen of the
architect's genius; but prouder still must be
the feelings of each one w ho claims the purer
sentiments of the human heart, to see that
aforesaid noble specimen of man's labors
cairying with her so many of the great Mas-
mt n.iiiui i n ihuhm wonts lier stav
has been almo?;t as one festive day. The
civilities extended by the hospitable citizens
of Honolulu, and so handsomely returned by
those on board, have served to gladden our
hearts not a little. We say again joy and
happiness go with her.
Brethren and cousins of the ink bottle
and knights of the quill lend us your Bym!
pathy and be still that ye may read and pon.
der It ye have tears, shed then, black as
ink-drops. If ye have hearts, beware lest
o7 uu.i u,w,r mighty casements.
We promised our readers a translate
j ; the follow ing speech some months since, I.
circumstances prevented us from giving ft;
early os we could have wished. Wen
present it for their gratification. It will!
found to contain considerable information;
regard to by-gone times.
JOHN IPs SPEKCH,
DELIVERED AT REV. II. BI.MGIIA.Vs CIIIRCR
On Thanh-spiring Day, Jan. 1, 1841
ruiENDS and isiiKTHREN (jive nttrntw
We have assembled to-day to give thank-
together lor God's goodness. J lis mb-
has been very great to us and our ran.
It cannot be enumerated. To perceive t!
we have only to look back to our dnvnft
norancc and sin Let me tell yen ? .
tilings I myself have witnessed. Win
was u child, I saw the id hitrous pra'tic
in the reign of Kanuhanw ha I. Tin re v
two kinds of heiausor sacred cnclcsiircsil!
I recollect; the one called the house of b
no, the other the Lotihi The hfiuse of I.
no was made of ti leaf, and included th?
separate houses, besides another small Inu"
These were the names of th. se houses; ii
Hale-umu, the Mann, the Waiea, and n
llale-pnhu, and besides these there wa
Auuu, or handsomely wiought hiih wooti
fence in front, and the idols rnade witlilian
The Lama was the only timber nllti!i'
a!l this sacred enclosure, except the id
which were made of Ohia. This was it
temple of Lono exclusively, and Lri"V:
der of priests, together1 with the kins.'
could olliciate in it. In consecrating 1:
heiau, one day was sacred, like our rH
Sabbath, and if the prayer of the kin? a:
priests in Waiea prevailed, or was uninw
rupted by any noise of man or beast, th'
the next morning there was a Kauila, n:
fitting in rows, rising, mancruverinp,
ing songs, with the sacrifice of many h :
tor the god, the priest, the people, and '
king. Those to the god were laid up"n '
altar on the ground, and also on n scuf
up high. This w as a time of most rigid k
pu. Males and females dared not evenc1
verse together. If a man touched a wow:
the penalty was death! So also if a volt;
touched a man. I saw one man kiM 1
enterin a privnte house in the niglit, rir
this ku. ikhold, how much we ignore
ly sulV.Ted in those times of idolatry, and
might be still afflicted by these dreadful
ere dens of no profit.