Scenes In The Hawaiian Islands And California by Mary E. AndersonScenes In The Hawaiian Islands And California by Mary E. Anderson

Scenes In The Hawaiian Islands And California

byMary E. Anderson

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Excerpt: ...after peeling, would drop to pieces in our hands, from very juiciness. "Oh, how I wish I had some!" said Harry. This is a bread-fruit country too. We didn't learn to love that fruit. We some Pg 124 times had it baked for dinner. I think it is never eaten uncooked. The tree is fine-looking; its leaves are large, and of a very brilliant green. The fruit is round, has a rough outside, and to me seemed rather mealy and tasteless. "How large is it?" asked Carrie. About the size of a cantelope-melon. We tasted here, too, the root of the ti te plant. It was baked, and when sent in it was still hot. It looked like brown-bread, only finer grained, and when shaved off in slices had a very sweet and not unpleasant taste. Many of the natives are quite fond of it. The plant has a small trunk four or five feet high, surmounted with a tuft of leaves resembling corn-leaves. In various parts of the islands, when there is a scarcity of food, the natives eat the root of the fern-tree, baked. It reminded me in appearance of tobacco, was tasteless, and uninviting in its looks; but I saw native men cut off great Pg 125 slices of it, which they ate as if they liked it. But as I told you before, their favorite food is poi, and, with a good supply of that and raw fish, a native is as happy as a plenty of good food can make him. We saw here for the first time enormous cockroaches. They came out after a rain, and were very annoying, as all large bugs are that can fly or run fast. One night I killed seven in my room. If I left one dead on the floor overnight, in the morning it would be surrounded by hundreds of small brown ants. It was really very interesting to watch the little creatures. They would saw off a leg, or a part of one, then several of them would drag it away to their hiding-place; and, piecemeal, they would, if given time, carry off the cockroach, leaving not a particle. Now there is a lesson for you, children. Perhaps you have something to do. It may seem like...
Title:Scenes In The Hawaiian Islands And CaliforniaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:August 23, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1153809427

ISBN - 13:9781153809429

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