National Geographic : 1936 Apr
A PALM-LEAF CONDUIT ACTS AS A USEFUL RAIN GUTTER As water streams down the tree trunk it is diverted to the crude pottery jar, where it is collected for drinking purposes. Most of the modern iron roofed houses have cement storage tanks to conserve the rain water, for the sea-surrounded islands have no wells. MAKING ABIRD TRAP OUT OFSTICKY GUM The youngster, held aloft byhisdad, iswrapping anadhesive, made by chewing the dried juice orsap ofthebreadfruit tree, around astick. Birds, attracted by the bait, papayafruit, alight onthepole and become entangled. Then Yap children kill them or take them forpets (seetext, page 497).