First published in 2008. The people and life of Tahiti had sunk deeply into the heart of Calderon; but when he returned home, he deliberately postponed the book he intended to write, in order that he might recall the memory in due perspective. He left it incomplete, but there is a synopsis which shows how he meant to construct it, with the help of these the book has been brought to the shape in which it is now published. The reader will understand how the book inevitably shows unevenness, save for the chapters which had received the author's finishing touch.

    Chapter I Tahiti; Chapter II Arrival; Chapter III Pape-Ete by Day; Chapter IV Pape-Ete by Night; Chapter V Bayadères; chapter VI At the Hotel; chapter VII Aritana on Baratonga; chapter VIII Aritana's Music; Chapter IX Tahitophils; Chapter X Himené Singing; Chapter XI Tahiri-I-Te-Rai; Chapter XII In the Mission Garden; Chapter XIII Bain de Loti; Chapter XIV At the Protestant School; Chapter XV Mormons; Chapter XVI The Pitcairn Islanders; Chapter XVII Fautaua; Chapter XVIII The Nature Man; Chapter XIX Second Visit to the Nature Man; Chapter XX Demovski; Chapter XXI The Decay of the Colony; Chapter XXII Half-Castes; Chapter XXIII On the Road to Taravao: Departure from Pape-Ete; Chapter XXIV On the Road: At Moitua's; Chapter XXV At Lantérès'; Chapter XXVI At Temaeva's; Chapter XXVII Himené Practice for the Féte; Chapter XXVIII At Amaru's; Chapter XXIX Amaru as a Nature Man; Chapter XXX Children: Te-Hei and Arii-Roo; Chapter XXXI A Day at Vaanui; Chapter XXXII The Tahu'a Ra'au; Chapter XXXIII Walking South: The Hotu Pool; Chapter XXXIV At Mahei's; Chapter XXXV A Personal Matter; Chapter XXXVI At the Protestant Deacon's; Chapter XXXVII Legends; Chapter XXXVIII Desolation; Chapter XXXIX Walking South: at Taua's; Chapter XL In Taiarapu; Chapter XLI Songs of the South Seas; Chapter XLII Utes; Chapter XLIII Still on the Road; Chapter XLIV The Pigling Feast; Chapter XLV The Ride; Chapter XLVI Pape-ete Revisited; Chapter XLVII Natives in Pape-Ete; Chapter XLVIII The Reef-Pass of Toata; Epilogde;


    GEORGE CALDERON was educated at Rugby School in England and died at Gallipolli on 4th June 1915.