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Tales of the Menehune

By: Mary Kawena Pukui

These legends have been selected with the thought that, in length and content, they are suitable to be told or read to young children as well as to be read by older ones. Some are very old legends, common to many Pacific islands, and others are of recent origin. The menehune were the little people of Hawaiian tales. As they lived in the mountain forests and only came to the lowland at night, they were not often seen. Yet the Hawaiians could describe them. They were two ...

Laka stood among the great trees of the koa forest. "This is such a tree as my grandmother told me of," he thought. "It is straight and has grown strong fighting the mountain winds. Such a tree will make a strong canoe, one that can fight ocean waves." Then Laka prayed and went to work with his stone tool. All day he worked. At last the great tree fell, and Laka went home, tired but satisfied. "Tomorrow I shall trim off the branches," he thought. "I shall cut the log to...

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Oiwi Vol. 1

By: Lokahi Antonio

We are living in exciting times: Hawaiian- language immersion schools from pre-school through high school have been established on all the main islands of Hawaii; more and more high schools—both public and private—are adding Hawaiian-language classes to their curriculum; enrollment is up in Hawaiian-language classes at the college and university level across the state. Despite the increased interest in and aware- ness of matter of mere whim, but are seriously considered ...

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Ka Mo'Olelo O Lonoikamakahiki

By: Abraham Fornander

The Hale Kuamoo–Hawaiian Language Center supports and encourages expansion of Hawaiian language as the medium of education, business, government, and other contexts of social life in Hawaii. The Center provides professional and material resources necessary to address this goal including educational support in the development of curriculum materials for Hawaiian medium education, teacher training, Na Maka O Kana Hawaiian language newspaper, and the Mamaka Kaiao dictionary...

He Alii nui o Lonoikamakahiki no ka mokupuni o Hawaii ma hope iho o ko Keawenuiaumi make ana; he kanaonokumamaha hanauna maia Wakea mai. O Keawenuiaumi kona makua kane, a o Kaihalawai kona makuahine; ma Napoopoo kona wahi i hanau ai, a ma laila no o ia i hanai ia ai a nui, e kona mau kahu, e Hauna laua me Loli, a me ka laua wahine o Kohenemonemo. I ko Lonoikamakahiki wa opiopio, oiai ua hoomaka ae kona noonoo ana, i ia manawa nana aela o Lonoikamakahiki, e kau ana na me...

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He Mo'Olelo No 'Aukelenuia'Iku

By: Abraham Fornander

O keia moolelo o Aukelenuia iku, o ia kekahi o na moolelo kaulana loa ma Hawaii nei. O Kuaihelani ka aina. O Iku ke kane, he alii. O Kapapaiakea ka wahine. Na laua na keiki he umikumamalua. E hoomaka ana ka olelo ma Kuaihelani. Eia na inoa o na keiki: Kekamakahinuiaiku, Kuaiku, Nohoaiku, Heleaiku, Kapukapuaiku, Heaa iku, Lonoheaiku, Naaiku, Noiaiku, Ikumailani me Aukelenuiaiku. He mau kane, a me Kaomeaaiku, he wahine. O Aukelenuiaiku ka mea nona keia moolelo. Mai ka hia...

Ma anei e ike ai kakou i ka poino o Aukelenuiaiku a me kona pakele ana i ka make a kona kaikuaana huhu, aloha ole. A haule o Aukelenuiaiku i loko o ka lua, kahea iho ua kaikuaana huhu la, penei: “E Kamooinanea e, eia mai ko ai la, ai ia mai.” la ia e kahea ana, holo maila kekahi kaikuaana o Aukelenuiaiku (he kaikuaana aloha ia ia), kahea ihola ma ka waha o ka lua, “E Kamooinanea e, mai ai mai oe! O ko moopuna mai no, o Aukelenuiaiku e lele akula.” Ma keia haule ana o Auk...

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Hawai’I Island Legends : Pikoi, Pele and Others

By: Mary Kawena Pukui

When Polynesian people came to Hawaii, hundreds of years ago, they brought legends. We know this because the same stories and similar hero names are found in other Polynesian groups. Other legends grew about historical events in our islands, about real people and places. Some are very old while others have grown in recent times. As all these stories were told and retold changes crept in. While the main story was the same, details became very different. No one can s...

"Why is that crowd down the valley Brother! What are all those people doing” Pikoi's brother was preparing food for the imu and did not hear the boy's question. Pikoi and his father had come from Kauai the day before. They had come to Manoa Valley on Oahu to visit a married sister. A crowd the very first day! Pikoi must find out what was going on. At first he went slowly down the trail, watching the people eagerly. He saw someone with a bow and arrows. Rat shooting...

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A Second Selection of Printed Books Mostly from the Fifteenth Cent...

By: J.R. Ritman, Compiler

A private collection of sale of illuminated manuscripts, incunabula and early printed books, establishing an endowment fund for the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica.

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Royal English Book Bindings

By: Cyril Davenport

A collection of some royal English book bindings.

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Catalogue of the Library of Robert Hoe of New York : Part 1, A to K

By: Robert Hoe, Compiler

The library is enriched by trophies of all the great sales of Mr. Hoe's half a century of collecting. Perhaps no such array of books of important provenance and high association interest was ever before assembled. Books with the arms of Kings and Queens; beautiful manuscripts ante-dating printing, and the earliest examples of printed books; books from Grolier's library in finest condition; autographs, manuscripts, and letters; annotated books- the imagination kindles at...

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Leonardo da Vinci : Thoughts on Art and Life

By: Lewis Einstein, Editor

Leonardo da Vinci's thoughts on art and life.

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Illuminated Manuscripts in Classical and Mediaeval Times : Their A...

By: J. Henry Middleton, Professor

The object of this book is to give a general account of the various methods of writing, the different forms of manuscripts and the styles and systems of decoration that were used from the earliest times down to the sixteenth century A.D., when the invention of printing gradually put an end to the ancient and beautiful art of manuscript illumination.

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British Museum Guide to the Exhibited Manuscripts : Illuminated Ma...

By: Julius P. Gilson

This Guide to the Manuscripts, Autographs, Charters, Seals, Illuminations, and Bindings exhibited in the Department of Manuscripts and in the Grenville Library first appeared in its present shape, consisting of three parts, each with twenty plates, in 1912. Part III is now reprinted substantially in the same form. The most important changes in this part of the exhibition are the additions to the section of English illuminations of the Durham Life of St. Cuthbert and ...

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English Illuminated Manuscripts

By: Edward Maunde Thompson, Sir.

The history of illumination and book-decoration as practiced in England.

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Misinforming a Nation : Encyclopedia Britannica 1911

By: Willard Huntington Wright

A book which describes the false information presented in the 1911 edition of Encyclopedia Britannica.

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Catalogue of the Valuable Collection of Manuscripts, In All Langua...

By: Thomas Rodd, Compiler

A collection of rare and varied materials.

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Books and Bookmen

By: Andrew Lang

Lang discussed literary subjects with the same humour and acidity that marked his criticism of fellow folklorists, in Books and Bookmen (1886).

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A Good Start : The Pioneer Spirit in Calgary Public Schools

By: B. Gayle

I have written this book to help us recall the original dream for education, the vision of those who built the sandstone schools and those who taught in one room buildings for the sake of education. If we are a rich province, and we are, our schools should feel it. Our kids deserve the best we can give them and not to be shelved as a low budget item. But maybe, knowing that, we would be wiser to not just ask the government or the public to find schools' better'. The secr...

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Govt.'s Super -Secret Security Agency Warns : Take UFOs Seriously ...

By: Thomas Muldoon

Newspaper article on UFO sightings in the United States.

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Sporgeskema

By: (SUFOI) Scandinavian UFO Information

Over the years, some Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) have been observed over Denmark. Reports on these observations are now available on this page, so interested parties can get a glimpse of the observations made ​​through time. The answer to the natural question of what it is that has been observed is for the most part never been solved. By observations that have been precise and detailed enough to be investigated and resolved, the "UFO" typical proved to be either a...

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Abraded Emotionality

By: Manohar Asija

This moderately sized novel opens before the reader, with an episode that took place during the very first halt, by a group of very intimate three unwed oldies, all retired college teachers of Delhi University. They were on a pleasure trip from Delhi to Kosani, a tourist resort situated in the Kumayun Hills a range of the Himalayas in the North of India. After having driven over a hundred kilometers relating to this journey, they had halted for refreshment at a place, wh...

Three chronic bachelors, on their way to Kosani (Kumayun Hills), have just completed their breakfast at a roadside modern `Dhaba` and the cashier for this solid group of three looks towards his companions, as if to seek their consent to signal the `boy` to bring the bill. So, in a broader sense, we used to be treating each other as `neighbour`, during those days. He is younger to me by a couple of years, but his physique and mannerism suggested his equaling me in ag...

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The Soma Tantra : A Cosmic Tragedy, Book 1 of the Asura Trilogy

By: Obsidian Eagle

Although heavily influenced by traditional Hindu scriptures, The Soma Tantra is a completely original retelling of an ancient story about a war against the moon. As a piece of literature it has few parallels since it sprawls across many genre boundaries including Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Mythology, Epic Poem and Spiritual Text. Yet despite an overtly serious tone, The Soma Tantra is also filled with a light-hearted campiness running throughout its pages.

A humongous metallic cylinder floated far above the site of the battle. It would have appeared as a bright star to those below except that their attention was drawn elsewhere. This state of distraction afforded Upaya Panther-Mask a bird’s-eye view of the ongoing havoc. He stood at the brink of a hatch on the vessel’s side, scanning that distant panorama through sensory augmentations ingrained in his helm. The fulmination that had dissipated a little earlier would have...

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