Twenty Years Before the Mast.
he would send for me, make me a chief over some district, and give me three of his daughters for wives.
I did not feel that I could accept the king’s offer, and
so fulfilled my commission and returned to the ship.
A FIJI BEAUTY, ONE OF TANOA’S DAUGHTERS.
King Tanoa’s canoe was a very rapid sailor. It was a
single canoe, over a hundred feet long, with a very large
out-rigger. About midship was built a hurricane deck,
the place of honor, the king’s quarter-deck. Her crew,
numbering about sixty, were nearly all Tonga men. She