Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life [Edited by George Woodcock] - Chapters 15, 16, and 17, pp. 164-190 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 15, 16, and 17, pp. 164-190 Summary

In chapter fifteen, Old Marheyo tries to add some variety to Tommo's diet by going to collect various types of seaweed, but none of this is found tasty by Tommo. Salt is in short supply on the island. The main food is breadfruit, which comes from large trees. The breadfruit is a melon-sized fruit which has to be peeled, cored, and cooked. One way to prepare breadfruit is to roast it in a fire for a few minutes. It also can be rapidly mixed with cold water after cooking. When needed, raw packages of breadfruit mix are roasted, which produces a tart product called amar. The amar can be mixed with water to produce poee-poee, a sort of pudding.

In chapter sixteen, Tommo's sadness is increased by his diseased leg. He sees that he is a prisoner...

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