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A LADY'S CRUISE.

Here are the Numerals.

English. Malay. Samoa. Fiji. Rarotonga. Marquesas. Tahiti. Hawaii.
One Satu Tasi Dua Ta'i Tahi Tahi Kahi
Two Dua or Lua Lua Rua Rua Ua Rua Alua
Three Talu Tolu Tola Toru Tou Toru Akolo
Four Ha Fa Va A Fa Ha Aha
Five Lima Lima Lima Rima Ima Rima Alima
Six Onoma Ono Ono Ono Ono Ono Eono
Seven Pitu Fitu Vita Itu Fitu Hitu Ahiku
Eight Walu Valu Ualo Valu Vau Varu Auala
Nine Siwa Iva Thewa Iua Iva Iva Aiwa
Ten Sapuloh Sefulu Tine Ngaulu Onohu'u Ahuru Umi
Eleven Sapuloh dua Sefulu Lua Tine ka kua   …   … Ta'au   …
Twenty Ruapuloh Lua Fulu Rua sang a vula Elua ngaulu Eua onohu'u   … Iwakalna




CHAPTER XIX.

LIFE IN PAPEETE—THE MARKET—CHURCHES-COUNTRY LIFE IN THE SOUTH SEAS.
The Red House, Papeete,
Saturday, December 1st.

We have had a very gay week, including several festivities on board the three French men-of-war now in harbour. On Saturday I was invited to dine on board Le Limier, with the Greens, Viennots, and Verniers. (In case your French fails you, I may remind you that a limier is a blood-hound; a fact which I only recollected on seeing canine heads on all the boats.) M. Puèch is a good friend of the French Protestant Mission, and his visit to Tahiti is a happy event for all its members. After a pleasant dinner, we sat on deck to hear the sailors sing, and then went off in small canoes for a nearer sight of the pêche à flambeaux, which was going