Marshallese Legends and Traditions
It had a strong woven sail. The mast and rigging were decorated with coloured feathers and coconut ribbons. They were tied to the rigging in special ways, for good luck. Best of all, the canoe could carry a heavy load.
He didn't look for an old breadfruit tree. He took a log of the kone tree and carved out a canoe. Kone wood is too heavy to float, which
"It can carry a heavier load than mine" he said "and what a wonderful shine it has."
"As a special favour, I'll trade boats with you" said
So they traded boats.
A great race took place. Many men paddled after
Whenever canoes came in front of him, he kicked up another point of land. Today, those long arms of land are still there, on the eastern side of
It took a long time for the boats to go around those long points of land. By that time,
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