Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life [Edited by George Woodcock] - Chapter 24, pp. 248-264, Chapter 25, pp. 265-276, Chap. 26, pp. 277-292 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 24, pp. 248-264, Chapter 25, pp. 265-276, Chap. 26, pp. 277-292 Summary

Chapter twenty-four shows how many exaggerated books are available about paganism in Polynesia. Tommo never sees human sacrifices and thinks that this is an exaggeration coming from old sea captains who write books. Tommo has little idea of the theology of the natives. He recalls a mausoleum of a deceased warrior. It is decorated with the chief's effigy in a canoe, which on the opposite side of the canoe has a polished human skull nailed down. Kory-Kory tells Tommo that the old chief is paddling to the Polynesian paradise. Their heaven is one of wonderful food and beautiful women. Yet, Tommo is surprised that the native religion is mostly ignored. The high priest, Kolory carries a spear, with a carved idol on the other end. Kolory also...

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