A LARGE FISH CAUGHT BY THE TAIL
In the afternoon of last week Thursday, a woman was surprised as she was pole fishing [kamakoikoi] at the Alakea pier when she hooked a large fish on her hook, and because she was full of fear when she saw it floating on the surface of the water, she left her pole behind, and the fish pulled it away.
The woman went to the Alakea pier to fish for amaama, and she indeed get her amaama along with pualu, and while she was enjoying her fishing, there was a tugging at her hook, and she yanked the hook; she found it to be heavy and not a small bend like how it was usual with her fish when it swam away when hooked.
When she continued to pull at her large fish, and because it was heavy, some children came, along with people who were just walking along the pier, to see the large fish that was arching the fishing pole of that woman; some of the people thinking that the hook snagged a bag of opium or something that was discarded in the water.
But the woman calmly pulled in her pole until the fish was floating at the top; it turned out to be a turtle, and she left her pole at once and the honu pulled the line and the pole and disappeared into the ocean.
(Kuokoa, 7/19/1912, p. 6)