The Shark Strikes at Sundown: Herb Kawainui Kane
Rising to the scent of a basket of meat, a shark is lured into a weighted noose slung between the hulls of a double canoe. The line is eased out as the shark moves forward. A moment later, it will be jerked taut, and the canoe taken on a wild ride.After the shark tires, another noose can be slipped over its tail, and the fish pulled backward until it drowns. The knowledge that sharks feed closer to the surface when the sun is low in the sky cautions Pacific Islanders against swimming or surfing during those times.