Unlike the women of most warm races, those of Hawaii age well and nobly. With no pretence of make-up or cunning concealment of time's inroads, the woman who sat under the hau tree might have been permitted as much as fifty years by a judge competent anywhere over the world save in Hawaii. Yet her children and her grandchildren, and Roscoe Scandwell who had been her husband for forty years, knew that she was sixty-four and would be sixty-five come the next twenty-second day of June. But she did not look it, despite the fact that she thrust reading glasses on her nose as she read her magazine and took them off when her gaze desired to wander in the direction of the half-dozen children playing on the lawn.
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John Griffith London (born John Griffith Chaney; January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916 was an American novelist, journalist, and social activist. A pioneer in the world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of the first writers to become a worldwide celebrity and earn a large fortune from writing. He was also an innovator in the genre that would later become known as science fiction. (Wikipedia)
Table of Contents
On the Makaloa mat The bones of Kahelili When Alice told her soul Shin-bones The water baby The tears of Ah Kim The Kanaka surf.
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On The Makaloa Mat (Large Print Edition) based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Well written and a glimpse into a culture so different from the rest of the U.S. I enjoyed the stories - a tradition of Hawaiian culture is to "talk story" and these do just that. You can hear the author telling the stories as you read.