Roughing It - Chapter LXIII - LXXVII Summary & Analysis

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Chapter LXIII - LXXVII Summary

The boat arrives in Honolulu, where about twelve thousand people live. The narrator describes the colorful dress and habits of the inhabitants of the Sandwich Islands. He falls in love with the city and greatly enjoys the wonders of nature on the island. While visiting, he gets bitten by a scorpion, an incident which puts a damper on his enjoyment of the area. He describes the vegetation of the island, which is abundant and filled with exotic fruits such as pineapples, cherimoyas, mangoes and guavas.

The narrator takes part in an excursion to Diamond Head and the King Coconut Groove with a party of other visitors to the island. He rides a rebellious horse, which he mounts with a simple saddle. The party visits the ruins of an ancient temple and a field which looks like an...

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