Moloka'i - Part Two-The Stone Leaf, Chapters 5 & 6 Summary & Analysis

Alan Brennert
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Part Two-The Stone Leaf, Chapters 5 & 6 Summary

During the ten-hour journey from Honolulu to Moloka'i, the thirty people infected with leprosy are confined to a pen on the deck of the ship, just like the penned cattle nearby. A storm rages during the entire trip, and all of the confined people are sick. As the boat nears the Kalaupapa Peninsula, those on board the ship are shocked at the size of the cliffs. These cliffs, called pali, are what keeps the peninsula in isolation and makes it the perfect place to quarantine lepers.

Once on Moloka'i, Rachel is reunited with her Uncle Pono, and she meets Pono's friend Haleola. Haleola came to Moloka'i from Maui many years ago to take care of her husband who had leprosy. During her time on Moloka'i, Haleola also caught leprosy. Pono's wife divorced him, and he...

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