The trees were now not the lesser growths of bamboo, lime and sago-palm that covered the foot-hills.
Ernest had discovered a sago-palm, and had, after much labor, contrived to fell it.
In the Moluccos the staple crop is not rice, but sago, which is prepared from the sap of the sago-palm.
The great teak and sal trees gave place to the lighter growths of bamboo, plantain, and sago-palm.
We accordingly went back to the sago-palm grove, and cut down as many of the leaves as we could carry.
The floor was composed of the mid-ribs of the sago-palm, split in two, and supported beneath by poles.
The ears were decorated with shreds of the sago-palm or with grey seeds.
I eagerly looked out for the sago-palm, remembering that it was in a grove of one of these trees we had found water on our island.
For this purpose a sago-palm is cut down, sago-porridge made, and a wild boar killed.
Among their fruit-trees are the sago-palm, the coco-nut palm, and the bread-fruit tree.