Though cannibals, they do not kill for the sake of eating 'long pig,' like the cannibals of the South Seas.
I will be the butcher for that long pig, and the lady will rush into the arms of conquest.
We do not eat the ‘long pig’ any more, but we have not the courage, the skill, or the strength.
Meat was the cry, and there was no other meat than puaa oa, the “long pig.”
He was hungry for meat, for long pig, and when he saw some one he fancied, he threw his spear or struck them down with the u'u.
"human being eaten as food," 1848, in a Pacific Islander context:
Bau literally stank for many days, human flesh having been cooked in every house, and the entrails thrown outside as food for pigs, or left to putrefy in the sun. The Somosomo people were fed with human flesh during their stay at Bau, they being on a visit at that time; and some of the Chiefs of other towns, when bringing their food, carried a cooked human being on one shoulder, and a pig on the other; but they always preferred the "long pig," as they call a man when baked. ["FEEJEE.--Extract of a Letter from the Rev. John Watsford, dated Ono, October 6th, 1846." in "Wesleyan Missionary Notices," Sept. 1847]