by F. Edward Butterworth
Part II of the book is a study of Polynesian origins in particular. Ancestors are traced back to such places as Jerusalem, Egypt, and ancient America. Mr. Butterworth joins the ranks of Thor Heyerdahl and others as he discusses Pacific crossings and describes the types of vessels which might have made such voyages feasible.
While Pilgrims of the Pacific is not meant to be a scientific treatise, it is nevertheless well documented and carefully researched. Its style is free flowing and descriptive, making it most pleasurable reading. Traditions and legends, languages and cultures are compared with ancient records and sacred writings to draw conclusions which may prove to be a solution to some of the mysteries of the South Sea Islands.