Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life [Edited by George Woodcock] - Chapter 21, pp. 225-230, Chapter 22, pp. 231-238, Chapter 23, pp. 239-247 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 21, pp. 225-230, Chapter 22, pp. 231-238, Chapter 23, pp. 239-247 Summary

In chapter twenty-one, Tommo tries water from a mineral spring, which tastes awful. He sees that near the mountains there is a sort of Stonehenge, an ancient site. Large stones cover terraces near the mountains. Kory-Kory says that the terraces were constructed by the gods. Tommo speculates on an ancient superior civilization on the island that had mechanical abilities. Similar large rock platforms called pi-pis are at the site of the burial grounds and the sacred Hoolah Hoolah grounds. Smaller pi-pis are used as places to construct houses.

In chapter twenty-two, each day Tommo visits Chief Mehevi at the Ti. One day Tommo sees that the natives are preparing a feast. Calabashes of poee-poee and other breadfruit preparation are prepared and hogs are chased, killed and roasted...

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