In the middle of the Pacific Ocean lies the island of Futuna as part of the Vanuatu archipelago. Its people consider themselves to be people of the land. They have adjusted to living in the hostile environment by making their homes among the steep cliffs.
The time has come for Roland to show his son Renaldo the traditional ways of his people. Most important to know is that every season has its own particular food. This upcoming season is flying fish season. The traditional method of catching flying fish emulates a method developed long, long ago, by an island demigod named Hachichiki. As part of learning the island custom, Renaldo is instructed in the ways of making a large lantern used for catching flying fish.