I na makahiki umikumaeiwa kanahiku, ua noho au me ekahi kumu mo'olelo wahine, o Kali, a ua ha'i o ia i kona puke punahele "Hawaii" na- James Michener, no laila, ua heluhelu au ia ia a makemake au ia ia nui. I ke-ia mau 'o'lelo, ho'ike ka 'ano ka mea ka-kau kono haili moe o ka loa'a o Hawai'i:
"As she had hoped, toward dusk the clouds began to dissipate, and it was Teura who first saw the new island looming ahead. Gasping, she cried, "Oh, great Tane! What is it?"
"Look! Look!" shouted Teroro.
And there before them, rearing from the sea like an undreamed-of monster, rose a tremendous mountain more massive than they had ever imagined, crowned in strange white and soaring majestically into the evening sunset.
"What a land we have found!" Teroro whispered.
"It is the land of Tane!" King Tamatoa announced in a hushed whisper. "It reaches to heaven itself."
And all in the canoe, seeing this clean and wonderful mountain, fell silent and did it reverence, until Pa cried, "Look! It is smoking!" And as night fell, the last sight the men of Bora Bora had was of a gigantic mountain, hung in the heavens, sending fumes from its peak.
Ua pehea o ka loa'a o Hawai'i? I ka manawa o ka loa'a Hawai'i, ua hiki e 'ike i Maui, i mai Maui hiki e 'ike i Kahoolawe a me Lana'i a me Moloka'i, a mai Moloka'i, hiki e 'ike i O'ahu. No laila, ua loa'a o na poe Bora Bora ehiku o na- ewalu moku aina Hawai'i i ke-la manawa. 'A'ole no'ono'o au hiki e 'ike i Kaua'i mai O'ahu, aka- paha hewa au. I ekahi la-, ua loa'a ehiku moku aina ke-la poe. Ua menehune? Ina- menehune, aia i hea hele mai la-kou?