We started at daylight in two canoes, with an ample supply of provisions on board, Nat and I accompanying the young chief Alea.
Alea and her female attendants were by this time able to come on deck.
We now set off with Alea and her friends through the woods to the other side of the island.
We soon discovered that another double canoe was fitting out to carry Alea to her intended husband.
These words made Alea truly happy, and still more so when her father gave her free permission to become the wife of Vihala.
Alea, as the daughter of the king, they treated with even more consideration than Vihala.
Alea was on the other side of the island when we arrived, so that we had been on shore some time before she appeared.
Had we been alone we should have boarded them, but with Mary and Alea on board, we felt it more prudent to avoid them.
Alea, a warrior who invented dice at the siege of Troy; at least so Isidore of Seville says.
It was not till we were out of sight of the war-canoe, that Mary and Alea awaking, we told them of what had occurred.