He had not the faintest apprehensions about the Tarawa matter.
A year ago, our conquest of Tarawa was a little more than a month old.
A trader on Tarawa, heated by an eager rivalry, brought many cases of gin.
And it was not the only such affair in which he had been concerned—not on Tarawa alone, but on the neighbouring lagoon of Maiana.
The fact of the Tarawa having been built in America accounted for the crew, boy Jim and all, being such good guessers.
island nation in the Pacific, formerly Gilbert Islands and named for Capt. Thomas Gilbert, who arrived there 1788 after helping transport the first shipload of convicts to Australia. At independence in 1979 it took the current name, which represents the local pronunciation of Gilbert. Christmas Island, named for the date it was discovered by Europeans, is in the chain and now goes by Kiritimati, likewise a local pronunciation of the English name.