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On the Makaloa Mat/Island Tales

By London, Jack

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Title: On the Makaloa Mat/Island Tales  
Author: London, Jack
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Classic Literature Collection
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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. It was a noble situation -- noble as the ancient hau tree, the size of a house, where she sat as if in a house, so spaciously and comfortably house-like was its shade furnished; noble as the lawn that stretched away landward its plush of green at an appraisement of two hundred dollars a front foot to a bungalow equally dignified, noble, and costly. Seaward, glimpsed through a fringe of hundred-foot coconut palms, was the ocean; beyond the reef a dark blue that grew indigo blue to the horizon, within the reef all the silken gamut of jade and emerald and tourmaline.

Table of Contents
Contents: On the Makaloa Mat The Bones of Kahekili When Alice Told her Soul Shin-Bones The Water Baby The Tears of Ah Kim The Kanaka Surf


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