“Ka ukulii ia o Hawaii la!” 1866.

Speedy is the tiny one.—This past week, a little child appeared at the Hawaii Post office who was perhaps six years old, his name being Keaweehu, from Hilo of the Kanilehua rain; he asked if there was a letter for him. The letter was given to him, and the little child opened it and read it. A haole was standing off in the distance, and  he was astonished at seeing this child and his letter, and he asked him to read it. The boy read it in a loud and clear voice. This is not news now  is it, but his speed is greatly reliant upon the efforts of his parents. The haole all stand in disbelief while we say, “That is something small for Hawaiians!”

(Au Okoa, 10/1/1866, p. 2)


Ke Au Okoa, Buke II, Helu 24, Aoao 2. Okatoba 1, 1866.

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