The bunches of human fruit fell like ripe cocoanuts.
The days went by, and she lived on the cocoanuts that had kept her afloat.
Surely, there were more cocoanuts afloat than dead men
Then she went on along the beach, panting and groaning, but resolutely seeking for cocoanuts.
A Paumotan, with a litter of new-born puppies in a basket, climbed into a cocoanut tree and twenty feet above the ground made the basket fast.
Two of the Aorai'S sailors, leaving a cocoanut tree to which they had been clinging, came to their aid, leaning against the wind at impossible angles and fighting and clawing every inch of the way.
One in fifty of the cocoanut palms still stood, and they were wrecks, while on not one of them remained a single nut.
The survivors cut the hearts out of the fallen cocoanut trees and ate them.
Swimming in the darkness, strangling, suffocating, fighting for air, she was struck a heavy blow on the shoulder by a cocoanut.
In the meantime she fastened the outrigger back on the canoe, using for lashings all the cocoanut fibre she could find, and also what remained of her ahu.
In the eary afternoon, standing upright in the canoe, she sighted Hikueru Its wealth of cocoanut palms was gone.
A ridge of volcanic mountains extends through the centre, rising into lofty peaks, and skirted by undulating hills and rich plains, where the cabins of the natives peep out from beneath groves of cocoanut
and other luxuriant trees.
Jerry had seen his mother so mishandled, and, ere he had learned discretion, alone in the high grass had been himself club-mauled by Godarmy, the black who wore a china door-knob suspended on his chest from his neck on a string of sennit braided from cocoanut