Then manaia whispered to me and asked me if it was to my mind to take her.
And so manaia took me, and my mother threw up her arms and sank and died.
Then, once we were at a safe distance, we ran swiftly to the beach, and then onwards to where manaia awaited us.
The manaia, or beauty man of the village, accompanied by two magnificent looking aides, came forward to meet us.
So manaia and I and Selema stole away to the boat, and the people of the village, who pitied us, pretended not to hear or see us.
I perceived that the manaia purposely played badly in order to let me win his head knife, on which he had carved my name.
Then she called out to him, "Ola, manaia," and he looked at us and laughed as he spun his small hand-net into the pool.
It so happened that half-way down the cliff, which is twelve fathoms high, there was a boy named manaia.
When she came to the surface, I was still clasped tightly in her arms, and manaia cried to her to swim to the canoe.
Then, whilst I steered, manaia tied strips of tappa around Selema's leg so as to stay the bleeding.