"Elima?imaginary Elima. It is one of the Neighbor Islands. That is what the residents of the main island of Oahu call the other islands in Hawaii. The people of Elima?the haoles (white newcomers), the Asians, the Portuguese, the native Hawaiians?in the following pages are an amalgam of what one can find on any of the real Neighbor Islands.
Elima is a county in its own right: the island has its own mayor, police force, tax structure, and share of corruption. "