The sagacious minister offered what he considered a rather clever explanation .
The old lady had plenty of humour, and enjoyed her correct nephew's perplexity .
He would often very impudently and indecently laugh at his companion for his serious behaviour .
He had to find some way of making white-bearded, righteous old micah hale assume leadership of the revolt .
Others remembered not stern micah who had stolen their islands but his mother who had loved the hawaiians .