domingo, 14 de febrero de 2016

The island of Mapuhi

These book tells the story of Alexandre Raoul who is the captain of a schooner called Aorai. It takes place in the French Polynesia, in the atoll of Hikueru. Next, a native appears, Mapuhi. He has found the biggest pearl in Paumotu. The pearl was as large as a pigeon's egg, a perfect sphere, so white that it reflected the colors around it. All the merchants in the island, wanted to buy it. They offered money to him, but Mapuhi only wants a new house for his family, the reason behind is a hurricane is coming soon! He explains to all the sea dogs, with a lot of precision how the house has to be! But nobody consents. Then Toriki, a swindler, shows up. He robs Mapuhi's pearl telling him that he has a strong debt. Instead of his house, Mapuhi paid for Toriki’s debt. In the end the pearl provided nothing...