The settlement of Hawaii by Polynesians from Tahiti cannot be
described with any great exactitude, so long ago did it takes,
place. The story of how it probably happened can, of course, be
deduced from archaeological and anthropological studies probably
made in recent times. With an innocent simplicity of style quite
appropriate to the primitive subject, Margaret Titcomb has
romantically re-created events as they have occurred. The journey
of the Flying Bird originated as a diversionary expedition to
relieve the sorrow of a Tahitian chieftain over the seduction of
his sister by the warlike ruler of some neighboring islands. Once
the party had landed on Hawaii, the decision to colonize it
followed quite naturally, and, in the best South Seas tradition,
trials were met, obstacles overcome, and the new inhabitants of the
smiling island lived happily ever after. (Kirkus Reviews)
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