Friday, 16 June 2017

Tamarereti and the taniwha

A long time ago under the pitch black sky there were no lights because there were no stars. There was a green and sharp teethed taniwha in a lake. Everyone did not go in the lake because they all were scared and they also  knew that there was a taniwha.

One day there was a boy called Tamarereti he looked in his kete it was empty his belly was starving so he decided to go fishing he caught three large fish then the wind dropped so he slept and waited. Then his waka beached on the far side he woke up. He knew that he was in trouble he also knew the taniwha would come and eat him.

He was hungry so he cooked the three large fish he caught with a fire while he was cooking he thought. Then he had a idea he saw many shiny pebbles on the ground so he picked up as many as he can. He put the pebbles in his waka.

He threw all of the shiny pebbles into the dark sky his plan worked there were heaps of stars. Then the taniwha was scared by all of the lights. The taniwha never returned again and Tamarereti could cross home safely.

When he got home ranginui was there. Tamarereti knew he was in big trouble but then Rangui said “thank you for making the sky look more beautiful and thank you for keeping your village safe.” Tamarereti always looked up at the stars to remember he put them there.

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