-story is a journal entry

-set in 1833

-protagonist imagines the future

-a field of bones starts the story

-How they were lying in the sun

-Forgotten battles

-captures the mysteriousness of this place.  in the middle of the pacific

-a ship traveling for months with no sight of land, then all of a sudden “here it is” and there is a whole civilization there

-he’s in between the future and the past

-researching a journal of Captain Cook

-researching the native Hawaiian practices of worshiping the volcan0

-She stood on the edge.  Is this her sacrificing herself to the volcano?

-Maybe this is the climax of the story?

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