READ PDF ☆ Folk-Tales of the Maori - by Alfred Augustus Grace #2020


  • Title: Folk-Tales of the Maori
  • Author: Alfred Augustus Grace
  • ISBN: 9781230201856
  • Page: 457
  • Format: Paperback

  • Folk-Tales of the Maori By Alfred Augustus Grace This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book without typos from the publisher Not indexed Not illustrated 1907 edition Excerpt THE TALKING TAN1WHA THE state of things at Kaiapoi was intolerable No one was sure of obtaining his dinner regularly no one could say when he himThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book without typos from the publisher Not indexed Not illustrated 1907 edition Excerpt THE TALKING TAN1WHA THE state of things at Kaiapoi was intolerable No one was sure of obtaining his dinner regularly no one could say when he himself might not be converted into a dinner for the most dreadful monster that ever existed Not far from the pa, in a den of his own special making, lived the Talking Taniwha Inaccessible, possessingthe power of self metamorphosis, invulnerable, tremendous, voracious, insatiable, this awful beast preyed upon the unfortunate people of Kaiapoi, till their plumpost maidens and well grown young men, their tender children and well conditioned women were all devoured, and none but the weeds of the tribe were left With things in such a state the miserable remnants sent for help to Kiu, whose fame as a tohunga extended through the length of the three islands He possessed the power of communicating with departed spirits, and had made his home at Otaki, the headquarters of the Warrior Tribe, where he lived a useful and lucrative life performing much devilry for the benefit of those who supplied him liberally with this world s goods and tendered him abundant homage To this great wizard came the takata hara, the representative of the degenerate people of Kaiapoi, the sinful survivors of a race which spoke the bastard Moriori tongue This man, having made obeisance to Kiu, unburdened himself of his message It is true, great priest, said he, that I am a member of the accursed tribe which has no knowledge of the gods, a people without sanctity Consequently, my relatives are the prey of a terrible monster, who lives in a deep hole in the low lying land not far from the seashore When we go out to fish, this taniwha turns himself into a huge creature of the sea, and filling his hole with water
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