The Fijians: A Study of the Decay of Custom
2. Ai-sere-i-soli-ni-Mate (The unrolling of the shroud) and — 3. Tholambuka (Carrying firewood)
2. Ai-sere-i-soli-ni-Mate (The unrolling of the shroud) and
3. Tholambuka (Carrying firewood)
Under these two customs, the relations of a sick man brought a bale of native cloth in which to wrap his body when dead, or firewood with which to cook his food when too ill to go and get it for himself, and the dying man, unable to make other return, presented them with a piece of land. Land so transferred was never redeemed, but in these cases again it is to be remembered that it was a transfer within the limits of the tribe.