All About Hawaii
By Clarice B. Taylor
THE PRIESTS PLOT AGAINST KOIHALA
From being a respected and beloved ruler, Koihala became the most hated when he forced his men to climb Mauna Loa and fetch a great ohia log for the heiau he was building at Makanau.
During the wretched trip up into the forests, the Kau men had eaten fern roots, starvation food ordinarily fed pigs and dogs.
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It was during this trip that the priests in charge took pity upon the Kau men doing this forced labor.
The priests had a foreboding that no good could come of the construction of a heiau under these unhappy circumstances. Continue reading