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much mutilated, in consideration of a musket. The eighth, a negro, had been cooked and eaten. Captain Bachelor had the bodies sewed up in canvass, and thrown overboard, in the usual manner. They however floated again, and fell into the hands of the savages, who, as he afterwards understood, devoured them all. They complained, however, that they did not like them, and particularly the negro, whose flesh they said tasted strong of tobacco. The brig then went to Ovolau, where Paddy left her.
In addition, Paddy told me that he was satisfied that all the chiefs of Rewa had been privy to the plot, particularly the brothers of Vendovi, and that the whole plan had been arranged before the brig left that island. Vendovi, however, was the person who had actually perpetrated the outrage.
Having heard this statement, I determined to capture Vendovi, and asked Paddy if he would carry a letter immediately to Captain Hudson, who was then, with the Peacock, at Rewa. After some hesitation he agreed to do it, if I would give him a musket. I accordingly prepared instructions directing Captain Hudson to make Vendovi prisoner, and despatched Paddy next morning in a canoe for Rewa.
CHAPTER I V.
DEPARTURE OF THE PEACOCK FROM LEVUKA-HER ARRIVAL AT THE ANCHORAGE OFF NUKALOU-PROGRESS OF HER BOATS IN SURVEYING – AMBAU – VERATA AND REWA-MISSION OF LIEUTENANT BUDD-THOKANAUTO, OR MR. PHILLIPS–VISIT OF THE KING AND HIS BROTHERS—THE KING SIGNS THE RULES AND REGULATIONS VISIT OF CAPTAIN HUDSON TO REWA-ARRIVAL OF PADDY CONNEL-THE KING'S HOUSE-HIS MODE OP EATING-HIS ENTERTAINMENT OF OUR OFFICERS-MESSENGER
FROM KANTAVU - CEREMONY OF AVA DRINKING - KING'S CUPBEARER HIS CON VERSATION-EXHIBITION OF FIREWORKS-NOCTURNAL ADVENTURE-ROYAL BREAK.
FAST-COUNTRY AROUND REWA-MBURES—NGARANINGIOU'S HOUSE_THOKANAUTO'S HOUSE - LIKENESSES TAKEN BY MR. AGATE - TRIBUTE FROM THE PEOPLE OF KANTAVU-LIEUTENANT BUDD EXPLORES THE RIVER-VATIA-NOU SOURI-NATA. CALLO-CAPAVOO-FATE OF CHARLEY SAVAGE-CORONGANGA-NACUNDI-NAITASIRI -TAVU-TAVU - BETHUNE'S POINT - MOUNTAIN DISTRICT-SAVOU-CAPTAIN HUDSON RESOLVES TO TAKE VENDOVI-VISIT OF THE KING AND QUEEN-VISIT OF NGARANINGIOU-THE KING, QUEEN, AND CHIEFS MADE PRISONERS—NGARANINGIOU UNDER. TAKES TO BRING VENDOVI-CASE OF THE CURRENCY LASS-DISPOSITION OF THE PRISONERS - THEATRICALS FOR THEIR ENTERTAINMENT - PHILLIPS RELATES THE HISTORY OF REWA-CHARACTER OF PHILLIPS_RETURN OF NGARANINGIOU WITH VENDOVI-LEAVE-TAKING BETWEEN VENDOVI AND HIS BROTHERS-VISIT FROM MR. CARGILL-SAILING OF THE PEACOCK-HER FAILURE TO REACH KANTAVU.