We were in and out of Suva regularly. On one accasion we were there for about a month with problems. I showed a very pretty Fijian girl, carrying various documents , to our Ships Office. Back then, only Europeans and selected mixed races met socially. Late, one night ,when I came out from such a do, this same most attractive girl was waiting and approached me. I have some beer and food she said can we go to the beach for a swim? We went. A couple of nights later after a dance, she was there again with beer and snacks. We skinny dipped and whatever and the next night at another location she was there again. I must be Gods Gift I thought to have had these delights on a plate. We then sailed and several years later, retired in Somerset, the Central Heating Engineers' Boss came to check on the work his men had done. He saw a photograph of me at the Queens Birthday Parade in Suva and we talked. He had been a British Army Officer in the High Commission in Fiji and explained just what that pretty Fijian girl had been up to. Schools were segregated then-- European , Mixed race and Fijian. He explained that she and her husband--she would have had one-- wanted a mixed race child who would attend the rather better European/Mixed Race School -- and all her future pure Fijian siblings would automatically follow.