These funky homes and cottages of old Honolulu are nearly gone and I like to draw some of my all-time favorites. In spite of how presentable my sketch made it look, this place has a charm all its own, with whirygigs and other paraphernalia cluttering up the place, but giving the house a wonderful character. I was delighted to find it still standing when I came to sketch it this morning. The street name “Tusitala” means “story teller” in Samoan. Robert Lewis Stevenson adopted this as his local name when he spent time here in Honolulu.