Story-telling was a common way to relax with friends. Everyone was expected to take a turn, but once your turn was done, you were free to relax, even sleep. This was not considered rude. [back]


Translation: "Fight towards the ocean, fight towards the lagoon." [back]


The youngest son as hero is common motif in Marshallese traditions. See for example "How the sail came to the outrigger" (page 15) or "Tobolar" (page 43). [back]