TURTLE THAT TRAVELLED FAR INLAND.
O Hae Hawaii:
Aloha to you:—I am informing you about a Turtle at Polihua, Lanai: on the 18th of January of this month, a Turtle travelled from within the ocean; it went from the wet sands to the dry sands; passed the dry sands until where the pili grass grows. A woman saw this Honu, and called some people who were elsewhere, a man and his wife; the Turtle heard the voice of the woman that was calling out, and it turned back to return to the sea; it came upon a sandy cliff [kipapali one?] and the Honu slid and flipped over; the three got what they were after, but if it had not flipped over they wouldn’t have caught it; it was a muku¹ in width; the Honu was huge; the shell was removed by R. K_____, who said to me that this was something not heard of; so it is important that the Hae Hawaii covers news from all over so that all from Hawaii to Kauai can know.
With appreciation, S. R. LOHEPONO.
Kulaokahua, 20 Feb. 1857.
¹Muku is when you stretch out both arms, the length from the fingertips of one hand to elbow of other arm.
(Hae Hawaii, 3/4/1857, p. 1)