Pōʻino i ka Lio - Hurt by a Horse - Nūpepa Kūʻokoʻa, 18 November 1865
This is the first article of a set from the old Hawaiian language newspapers.
The story here is about a young man who was working for the sugar cane company in 1865. He was riding home one day from work on his new horse when all of a sudden he ended up entangled in the stirrups and ropes and found himself hanging beneath the horse's belly with the horse bucking around above him! His friends managed, in the end, to free him, but not before he was hurt quite badly. The moral of the story is given at the end by the letter-writer: be especially careful when you are riding a new horse, and never wrap the ropes around your thighs.
This lesson includes three PDFs and audio readings for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels.
Source Texts For Article B301
Original Typed Version (no ʻokina or kahakō)
Modernized Version (with ʻokina and kahakō, and slightly edited)
Audio Files and Marked-Up PDFs
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