Dear Max, thank you for wonderful response, I can clearly see that you loved the island. I would like to write a childrens book about the island, and the poor Lepers. What I don't understand is why the ships could not land on the beach, and forced the Lepers to swim for their lives? Was this necessary or just cruelty. Was the iland filled with fruits, flowers, palm trees, vegetation, etc like the rest of the Hawaiian islands. Or is it different? Where could the Lepers have gone to seek shelter,protection,and warmth? I would like to write a childrens books about "prejudice andd fear of those who are different" in general, it will not mention Molokia. So if you can provide any information, I would greatly appreciate it!!!
Your friend, Jutin