National Geographic : 1942 Dec
A Woman's Experiences among Stone Age Solomon Islanders 829 Manao, the Cook Boy, Made Life Comfortable for His Employers Here he stands before the kitchen of the author's shack in Turungom. Most houses are built on piles to protect them from sudden rain floods and roving pigs but this one rested on the ground (see opposite page). A covered bridge connects the dwelling with the cook house. Carrying Coconuts for Pigs, Siwai Boys "Play Like" Their Fathers When a large object such as a ceremonial drum is to be moved, it is placed on a scaffoldlike device with enough protruding ends to enable sometimes as many as a hundred men to get under the load.