A riddle, 1874.

Some children were riddling, and the first one queried, “My dear bird, know of the waters and droop [kuu wahi manu, ike i ka wai la luhe]?” The second one replied, “A dragonfly [he pinao].” The other rejected this, saying it wasn’t that, “It is a man, because when a man is drunk with alcohol, he droops and reels.”

(Nuhou, 3/3/1874, p. 1)

Ka Nuhou Hawaii, Buke I, Helu 18, Aoao 1. Maraki 3, 1874.

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