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The Jernegan's cottage was near an historic site known as the Punchbowl Crater. Visible from the harbor, it is a steep sloped crater formed some 75,000 to 100,000 years ago. Two cannons mounted at the rim of the crater saluted distinguished arrivals and indicated important occasions.

Like the year before, the family's meals were delivered from the Hawaiian Hotel by two Chinese men. There was also a native woman who took care of Prescott. She lived in a grass house in the yard. A Catholic, the woman taught Prescott to cross his forehead before eating. Helen noted in her memoirs, "They never cooked the fish, always eating it raw."

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