National Geographic : 1935 Jul
ATTRACTIVE ON SHORE, SHE WAS A NYMPH IN THE WATER Josephine, senior pupil and assistant in the Government school at Angaha, is a daughter of the headman of Futu, the village destroyed by lava in 1929. This happy refugee, when she plunged into the waves at the new beach at Futu, became a bewitching mermaid. TONGA "PEAS" INTERESTED U. S.MARINE RADIO OPERATORS Many strange plants are found intheluxuriant tropical vegetation, but none is more remarkablethan thebaanga with its giant pods. Protected by a hard, crescent-shaped, fibrous coating, seeds have floated thousands of miles across the Pacific Ocean.