Meeting of Chiefs

A Rarotongan Chief and the Samoan Chief

There was a Rarotongan chief who was sailing in the ocean with his warriors. They met a canoe being sailed by a Samoan chief. These two canoes of men decided to fight one another, there, in the middle of the ocean. But the Rarotongan chief had the idea that it would be a waste to fight out in the ocean where no one would see them. So these two chiefs sailed to Rarotonga to fight there. But as they traveled together, they talked and they soon became friends and did not want to fight one another. So they made peace one with another and were friends.

(I don’t remember where I read this legend.) Revised: March 1, 1996 Copyright © 1996 Daniel (Taniera) Longstaff