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In the book, Call It Courage, what island did Mafatu and his mother arrive at when the storm came and she gave the coconut to him? What island did Mafatu land on when he was by himself?

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The answer to the first part of this question can be found on p. 9 of Call It Courage.  The island on which Mafatu and his mother washed up was called Tekoto.  This happened when he was only three years old.  He and his mother were swept out to sea in their canoe during a storm.  Their canoe was wrecked and the two of them were floating in the ocean, holding on to a piece of the canoe, hoping for some way to survive.  On p. 9, we are told that

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