The People in the Trees - The Memoirs of A. Norton Perina – Part 4, The Ninth Hut – Section 2 Summary & Analysis

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4. Perina writes that as a result of his contemplations of what he had learned from Mu’a, he realized that Eve was the oldest of all the dreamers, and her general wildness was the end result of the process of becoming a mo’o kua’au. He then realized that he needed to do some experiments and tests on both an opa’ivu’eke and an Ivu’ivuan, in order to find the connection between the former and the simultaneous physical agelessness and mental deterioration of the latter. Both Tallent and Esme argued against him taking one of the opa’ivu’eke, Tallent insisting that it would be a breach of the hospitality they had been offered, and Esme insisting that it was just wrong. That night, however, Perina woke Mu’a and got...

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