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The Soul of Maui

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/travel/article/the_soul_of_maui_20031107

There's a Hawaiian legend about a pregnant woman who developed a craving for the eyeballs of royalty. Advisers to the king took this to mean that the woman's child would one day grow up to defeat the king and rule all the islands. The king decreed that the baby be killed as soon as it was born. So the woman had her newborn boy spirited away and hidden from the king. The boy became King Kamehameha, who indeed conquered the islands of Hawaii. I read this Moses-like story one night, sitting on the balcony of our room at the Maui Prince Hotel.

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