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PIVI AND KABO
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hands; and you must descend as you w7ent up, using your legs only.'
' I shall try, at least,' said Pivi. And up he went, but it was very difficult, and down he came.
' Here are your cocoa-nuts,' he said, presenting them to the woman.
' Now, Pivi, put them in the shed where you lay, and when the sun sets to cool himself in the sea and rise again not so hot in the dawn you must go and take the nuts.'
All day Pivi played about in the river, as the natives do, throwing fruit and silvery showers of water at each other. When the sun set he went into the hut. But as he drew near he heard sweet voices talking and laughing within.
' What is that ? People chattering in the hut! Perhaps they have taken my cocoa-nuts,' said Pivi to himself.
In he went, and there he found two pretty, laughing, teasing girls. He hunted for his cocoanuts, but none were there.
Down he ran to the river. ' Oh, lady, my nuts have been stolen !' he cried.
' Come with me, Pivi, and there will be nuts for you,' said the woman.
They went back to the hut, where the girls were laughing and playing.
' Nuts for you ? ' said the woman, ' there are two wives for you, Pivi, take them to your house.'
' Oh, good lady,' cried Pivi, ' how kind you are ! '
So they were married and very happy, when in came cross old Kabo.
' Is this Pivi'?' said he. ' Yes, it isóno, it isn't. It is not the same Pivióbut there is a kind of likeness. Tell me, arc you Pivi ? '
' Oh, yes !' said Pivi. ' But I am much better looking, and there are my two wives, are they not beautiful ?'
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