The Hawaiian Romance Of Laieikawai eBook

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Then quickly he went to consult his sister, to Malio.[62]

Said her brother, “Malio, I have come to you to gain my desire.  All those days I was absent I was at Keaau to behold a certain beautiful woman, for my passion forced me to go again and again to see this woman.  To-day I heard that to-morrow she is to be the chief’s of Kauai; therefore let us exert all our arts over her to win her to me.”

Said his sister, “She is no other than Waka’s grandchild, Laieikawai, whom the grandmother has given to the great chief of Kauai; to-morrow is the marriage.  Therefore, as you desire, go home, and in the dark of evening return, and we will sleep here on the mountain; that is the time for us to determine whether you lose or win.”

According to Malio’s directions to her brother, Halaaniani returned to his house at Kula.

He came at the time his sister had commanded.

Before they slept, Malio said to Halaaniani, “If you get a dream when you sleep, tell it to me, and I will do the same.”

They slept until toward morning.  Halaaniani awoke, he could not sleep, and Malio awoke at the same time.

CHAPTER XXI

Malio asked Halaaniani, “What did you dream?”

Said Halaaniani, “I dreamed nothing, as I slept I knew nothing, had not the least dream until I awoke just now.”

Halaaniani asked his sister, “How was it with you?”

Said his sister, “I had a dream; as we slept we went into the thicket; you slept in your hollow tree and I in mine; my spirit saw a little bird building its nest; when it was completed the bird whose the nest was flew away out of sight.  And by-and-by another bird flew hither and sat upon the nest, but I saw not that bird come again whose the nest was.”

Asked Halaaniani of the dream, “What is the meaning of this dream?”

His sister told him the true meaning of the dream.  “You will prosper; for the first bird whose the nest was, that is Kekalukaluokewa, and the nest, that is Laieikawai, and the last bird who sat in the nest, that is you.  Therefore this very morning the woman shall be yours.  When Waka sends Laieikawai on the wings of the birds for the marriage with Kekalukaluokewa, mist and fog will cover the land; when it clears, then you three will appear riding on the crest of the wave, then you shall see that I have power to veil Waka’s face from seeing what I am doing for you; so let us arise and get near to the place where Laieikawai weds.”

After Malio’s explanation of the dream was ended they went right to the place where the others were.

Now Malio had power to do supernatural deeds; it was to secure this power that she lived apart.

When they came to Keaau they saw Kekalukaluokewa swimming out for surf riding.

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