At first everything was fine: the aborigines considered white Cook a god. Islanders’ savagery allowed the exchange of one nail for a supply of pork and vegetables for the ship crew. In general, not a conflict of civilizations but an ideal of relationships. Troubles began when Cook visited the Sandwich Islands, as he called them, for the third time. For some reason, the Hawaiians challenged Cook’s divine origins. They would hardly make a check, but then the sailors quarreled with the aborigines about the boat they had stolen. Cook himself went to resolve the conflict. A clubbing blow cut the glorious traveler’s life short. Science does not know why an unknown Hawaiian did it. Vladimir Vysotsky got a point there. He is also right that the Hawaiians feel sorry for this tragic incident.
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