Kohala of Hawaii. A story of the Sandwich Islands revolution

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ofCaliforniaUniversity Berkeley KOHALA OF HAWAII STORY OF THEA SANDWICH LANDS RE }'OLIS UTION BY ALFRED R. CALHOUN " written Once a ITeekSpecially for Library" NEW YORK PETER FENELON COLLIER 1893 rIlhtercd to Act of in the 13!^:,r.^r-ording- Cong-rose, year bj PKTKR FKNET.OK COLLIER, in of the Librarian of atthe Office Corvjress "VTaKhin.yten. OFKOHALA HAWAII. INTRODUCTION. No ALIEN land iii all the world has so an attracstrong so a charm for the American who hastion, profound trod its emerald as beautiful "Hawaii" theshores, and hence the name for whatnative, proper, Captain their called the "Sandwich Islands."Cook, discoverer, or how its beauties haunt miewThat these men had not come to theup scenery did not look at butwas shown the fact that they it,by without eachsat on the wall for some minutes speaking, in his own and in theto be wrapped thoughtsappearing other's face.of thecontemplation the white was thePaul Featherstone, man,Captain silence. in accents that unfirst to break the Speaking his and that innationality,mistakably bespoke English ifdicated association with cultured not culturepeople he said :itself, I with that the time is for"Kohala, you ripeagree inaction. Since we first when weremet, you studying in claims to theParis two faithyears ago, my your of fitnessthrone of Hawaii and my appreciation your have and Butfor the position grown stronger stronger. KOHALA OF HAWAII.

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ofCaliforniaUniversity BerkeleyKOHALA OF HAWAII
STORY OF THEA SANDWICH
LANDS RE }'OLIS UTION
BY
ALFRED R. CALHOUN
"
written Once a ITeekSpecially for Library"
NEW YORK
PETER FENELON COLLIER
1893rIlhtercd to Act of in the 13!^:,r.^r-ording- Cong-rose, year bj
PKTKR FKNET.OK COLLIER,
in of the Librarian of atthe Office Corvjress "VTaKhin.yten.OFKOHALA HAWAII.
INTRODUCTION.
No ALIEN land iii all the world has so an attracstrong
so a charm for the American who hastion, profound
trod its emerald as beautiful "Hawaii" theshores,
and hence the name for whatnative, proper, Captain
their called the "Sandwich Islands."Cook, discoverer,
or how its beauties haunt m<-Sleeping waking, lovingly
as freshfrom its and ever-burnI, ever-blooming gardens
sit down to write, from a heart that is fulling volcanoes,
of the of the last drama enacted in thatit, story great
nationsfair land, for whose the maritime ofpossession
the v.-orld are intriguing to-day.
CHAPTER I.
THE PARADISE OF THE PACIFIC.
I MILES from the of HonoluluTV/' back capital city
extinct known far and near asthere rises an volcano,
the "Punch and accessible from the town aBowl," by
fine road.
in well-mounted and enerPeople carriages, equestrians
swarm about the Punch Bowl'sgetic pedestrit.ns usually
crest when the sun is for then the oceansetting,rugged
and frombreeze is cool and Diamondalways refreshing,
(3)4 KOHALA OF HAWAII.
to the to Pearl on the there iseast, Harbor, west,Head,
such a of our beforebeautypanorama exquisite spread
the observer as entrances newcomers and a never-gives
who have seen itto those before.ceasing delight
of the was overThe short Honotwilight tropics fading
but this the Punch Bowl to belulu, evening appeared
no doubt because the black cloud banners thatdeserted,
threatened one of those brief but violent storms peculiar
to these islands streamed out from Diamond Head and
veiled the Pali's cliff. The of sheetbloody pulsatingglow
illuminated these and a hoarseclouds,lightning grum
came down from the mountains to thebling garden-
sea.embowered thecity by
of thatFrom the clothes the Punchjungle lantana,
base to two with a backBowl from crest, young men,
ward to make sure their horses wereglance secure,
walked out to the circular wall around theprotecting
summit. That were men of or so familiarnerve,they
with the scene that had a for itsthey contempt dangers,
was shown the fact that sat down on theby they wall,
to thenor seemed to fact that a loosgive thought stone,
one as he himself to theened by adjusted place, plunged
for hundred feet of dedown eight nearly precipitous
scent.
Boththese men were dressed after the fashion ofyoung
horsemen in the Bois de or CenHyde Park, Boulogne
tral Park. One was short, stout, and had theblue-eyed,
and thick neckflorid face which are found asusually
with men whoknownosociated thoseenjoyment beyond
Yet there was a set to theof the senses. an exjaws,
about the chin anda certain firmness in his bearpression
that denoted force and had in it the of aing suggestion
military training.