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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 1317.
The Story of Piilani (Continued from last week.) The next day they moved up the valley nnd found a plaee where it was good to stay as then; was plenty of water nnd lots of wild bananas. On that day tliey heard for the first time 1 1 io cannon roar and they saw shells strike their old hiding plaee. They found lots of shrimps and oopu in the river ami also some wild taro. During all this time Piilani stood guard half of the time. AWmt a week later the shooting stopped. They stayed in this plaee about one month and then moved further makai, where there was gome knlo patches, lots of fruit nnd more fish and opne in the river and they stayed around there for nearly two years nnd often saw their friends, but their friends did mt see them. Always hiding in daytime and foraging in the night, nobody knew what had Income of them, some thought they had been killed or were dead from hunger, thirst and exposure. One day as Piilani was pulling some tnro she heard some noise ns frin a man coming. Hie crawled up on n high plaee and saw Willie Kinney coming together with Kelau and Geo. Titeomb. She ran back to where Koolau was hidden and told him Koolau and family went into hiding further back in the valley, but when they saw who it was they came out and shook hands with them ami had a long talk with them, and when they left Kinney toll Koolau that he might shoot any bipi that lie needed, however, Koolau never killed any of Kinney's cattle. A few lays after Kinney's visit Kelau and his wife brought some more clothes for them. They lived in the woods for three years and five months and moved .1 . 1 .1.1. .A every tnree-iour nays, ami mai is the lvason for their not being found by the people looking for them and bringing them food. Their chilil began to show bad signs of the dreaded disease and was complaining a great deal about pains in the stomach for quite a while before he died. He died in rinani s arms, ror a grave liu-j cleared out a cave in Uic mountain side and m front of same was a large lehua tree and a lot of ferns and wild ginger atAl they closed up the opening with stones and dirt, evidently in the usual Hawaiian manner. ' For more than a year after that they kept travelling, and then Koo lau began to show stronger signs of leprosy and was getting weaker am for the last seven months of his lifi he was sinking steadily. One day Koolau toll his wifi that when he died, which lie said he expected to be very soon," that slit should go back to her people anil he also told her to bury him with Ins rule. A couple of ilays after that Koolau began toget delirious. And a few days after that Koolau died. When Koolau died Piilani started to dig a grave for him, but she could not finish it in one day so she went back and slept by her dead husband's side that night and all the following day she worked digging the grave and in the evening she considered the grave deep enough. She covered the grave inside with fern leaves and put Koolau into it and laid his friend, the gun, on his chest, filled the grave half full with dirt and then a large Hat stone and then filled tin grave to the level of tin: ground. That night she went makai to be near her people, but it took her a whole month before she could make up her mind to carry out Koolau's advice about going back to her own people. One morning she started up the pali trail again over the Kiloliana and came to Ilalemanu, when dark ness set in. She kept on and in the early morning she saw again the houses at Kekaha, lit! childhood home and her happy home for years after marriage. She sat down and cried and was very dubious as to the wisdom of her going back. She TOR SALE " piissenger Kurd. A- 1 condi- I ion. W. V. Phone 1 l.'.-W got up suddenly, however, and walked down the hill and was soon with her family there. She was, however, scared of lcing put in prison for assisting in Koo lau's doings, and after she had been at Kekaha for quite a while, she was one day visited byfl. 11. Coney, sheriff of Kauai, and E. Omsted, deputy sheriff for Wnimea district. They came to her house with Kau- meheiwa. She told them her story nnd answered truthfully nil their questions nnd they assured her that there would be no prostitution, and from that time she counted that her troubles were over. It has been said that Koolau's burial place was found and Koolau's gun taken away but that is not true. Piilani visited the plaee secretly ninny times and at no time did the graveshow any sign of having been disturbed. Piilani stayed with her people at Kekaha for a year or two, then she went back to Kalalau nnd lived there a few years, but later she moved back to her father's house at Waimea, where she died as stated before. f was well acquainted with her and wanted to get from her the story of Koolau niul' his doings and scribbled dov n items as early as HOI and 11)02. In U.- or 11)0(5, came to Waimea John K. Sheldon, n well-known Hawaiian newspaper man, and he wrote a book of ninety pages about Koolau and Piilani. The book is written in flowing Ha waiian and difficult to read and translate, ns he uses the greatest possible amount of crooked words t o record the simplest historical point. I have read it through. Piilani was of a very quiet and reticent nature and to get her to talk about her husband, his doings and their wanderings in the wilds of Kalalau was often difficult. 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