A procession, 1886.

[Found under: “Kela me Keia.”]

Here is something else: In the morning of the Sabbath, Dec. 15, at Ainahou, news of a procession was sniffed out by the puffing nostril of the steamship Eleu. While it was at leisure and to its great amazement, its gaze fell upon a large number of men and women walking in a row in the tall house, nearby at the ocean. They were men girded in malo lenalena, if he was not mistaken, and women in pāʻū lenalena. Shortly thereafter, they disappeared perhaps into a room, and were no longer seen. In theory they could be the “ball of twine society” [ahahui Popo Kuaina] spoken of, or perhaps the descendants of the hale naua. With his bewildered thoughts floating within, he snickered as he recalled his dream of a procession of red gods with small heads, long legs, branched bones, scaly finger nails [??? makiao unahi], and so forth. Then his hair bristled, and he returned home.

[This is a curious article found in the Kuokoa.]

(Kuokoa, 12/11/1886, p. 3)

Kuokoa_12_11_1886, p.png

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXV, Helu 50, Aoao 3. Dekemaba 11, 1886.