Shining Moon - A re-telling
A long, long time ago the moon light shone brightly in the sky. The the children were thirsty. They called out "E Rona! Bring us some water." Rona took a taha and set off to the water spring. The way to the water spring was bumpy and Marama hid behind a dark black cloud. "Come out from behind that cloud." Rona shouted at the moon. Rona was walking and she tripped over a ngaio tree. Rona shouted "See! What! You! Have! Done!" Marama said "Don't you talk to me like that!" Rona said "I can say what I want to say." Then Marama swooped down and grabbed Rona but Rona held onto the ngaio tree and then Marama pulled harder. "Please" Rona begged. "My children are calling me." Marama pulled so hard that the ngaio tree came right out of the dirt. Then Marama held onto Rona. The children came out looking for their mum. "I'm up here with Marama."
The message for this story is watch what comes out of your mouth.