Soldiers playing marbles? 1867.

[Found under: “NU HOU KULOKO.”]

SOME SOLDIERS SHOOTING MARBLES [PANAPANA HUA].—In the afternoon this Friday past, as we were enjoying ourselves, some of the King’s soldiers appeared before the entrance of our building and we went to see; they were playing marbles on the street and going seaward of our Establishment. We looked close to see what they were doing, and we said, “Oh my, their bodies are grown up, but they do the activity of children; it would seem as if the soldiers are taught marching along with how to play marbles [kinikini mabala].

(Kuokoa, 10/26/1867, p. 2)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke VI, Helu 43, Aoao 2. Okatoba 26, 1867.

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2 thoughts on “Soldiers playing marbles? 1867.

  1. Marbles was a game of skill; my grandfather hung on to a HUGE marble which the family still has; they have have been gambling on outcome as well

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