Thirty-seven days at sea brought us to the eve of our landing in hiva-oa in the Marquesas.
Morning found our canoe close to the rocky coast of hiva-oa.
He was then chief of Tahuata, and the power in that island, in hiva-oa and Fatu-hiva.
The reputation of hiva-oa, of the island itself, was at stake.
And of “the man-eating isle of hiva-oa” Atuona Valley was the capital.
He sailed with us from Tai-o-hae to hiva-oa, a dead beat of ninety miles against a heavy sea.
This is the chief station of the French on the man-eating isle of hiva-oa.
In the spring, a man and woman skulked about the school-house in hiva-oa till they found a particular child alone.
As we approached hiva-oa the giant height of Temetiu slowly lifted four thousand feet above the sea, swathed in blackest clouds.
Taahauku, on the south-westerly coast of the island of hiva-oa—Tahuku, say the slovenly whites—may be called the port of Atuona.