National Geographic : 1945 Sep
© National Geographic Society It's Easy to Husk a Coconut-if You Know How! This native thrusts it against a sharpened upright stick, then twists and pries off sections of the tough outer covering. Water is sucked out through one of the nut's three "eyes," or soft spots. Then the nut is cut open by a sharp knife blow and the meat scooped out. Kodachromes by W. Robert Moore A Shy Lass on Kwajalein Atoll Gives Her Best Smile She is one of the few children of mixed Japanese and native parentage. When our men arrived, they found islanders had suffered many privations. Their clothes were in tatters; some wore burlap sacks and mats. Fish, coconut, breadfruit, pandanus, and arrowroot kept them alive.