Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life [Edited by George Woodcock] - Chapters 18, 19 and 20, pp. 191-224 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 18, 19 and 20, pp. 191-224 Summary

In chapter eighteen, Tommo enjoys bathing with girls in a small lake that is a widening of the main stream. Tommo asks for a small boat to sail on the lake and gets a canoe brought to him, but this is a taboo for the females, who have to leave the area when the canoe is there. Tommo appeals to the Chief Mehevi to make an exception and allow Fayaway to go on a boat with him. He gets this permission and enjoys sailing with her in the boat. That afternoon, Tommo hears about the arrival of a newcomer named Marnoo. Marnoo is a man about twenty-five years old, with long hair and tattoos on his body but not on his face. His body tattoos are elegant, and he wears a small wrap around his middle. Marnoo...

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