by Dory Lee Maske
Copyright © 2009 by Dory Lee Maske
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Illustration © 2009 by Robert Maske
Cover design by Robert Maske
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Pele, the fire-goddess, is an important deity in Hawaiian mythology. She is the flowing lava that forms the islands and may also take the guise of a young maiden or an old woman.
The boy ran through the darkness carrying a torch. He could have seen well enough without a torch from the fire that burned behind him.
"Wake up," he cried. "She comes, Pele comes."