A FRIGHTENING PREDICTION.
From a Kuokoa reader living in Kona of the Cloud banks in the calm, of the Hinano blossoms in the serenity, a bit of news was written in which frightened the minds of those who heard the prediction of a woman of Honaunau, Kona, Hawaii, about a lava flow on the 25th of this very month.
Whether this prediction is true or not, it is the passing of time that will tell. According to the statement by the person who wrote in the news, all of Honaunau will be covered by lava, and the kamaaina of the place are frightened.
The woman whose prediction it was also told the locals to place white flags [lepa] on the borders of their yard, and some of them excitedly trimmed back their lantana [lanatana] to clear their yard, and posted lepa as was ordered by the seer [kilokilo].
The people who first cleared the borders of their yard, they quickly sewed lepa before the day that the pele is supposed to come and cover over Honaunau.
Who is not scared by news of this kind; but let us watch what happens; if the pele does come like it was predicted, then Hawaii will be in dire straits, and if it should just be big talk as is much of the revelations of vile spirits, it is then that it will be seen who are the ignorant ones and who are the enlightened ones of Honaunau.
The residences told by the woman to post lepa were those of Kaeo, Lot Kauwe and Mainui; they are perhaps those who are close to this extraordinary woman prophet.
(Kuokoa, 10/23/1908, p. 4)
How interesting to come in to this article of Lava to Come 1908? My great, great, great grandmother is Mainui of Honaunau according to my great grandmother’s Oral History document done by Larry Kimura. It’s so awesome to have these scanned documents.