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Hatupatu and the Birdwoman!
Long ago not far out of Rotorua lived a boy named Hatupatu. When his brothers went hunting he wanted to come but they said ‘no!’. Hatupatu got so hungry he broke into the pataka. Before his brothers got back he smothered himself in dirt and berry juice and pretended a war party broke in and stole all the food and hurt him! The next day he tried this same trick again but his brothers got suspicious and hid. When they saw him they threw spears at him and Hatupatu ran deep into the forest and fell asleep. He was woken up by the fluttering of wings. He stepped back and he broke a twig. She tried to kill him but he was too fast for her! But what he didn’t know was that he was in her hands! She was flying to an old whare on a huge pole. She said ‘do not try to escape because my birds and lizards will tell me!’
When she was gone he put all the animals in an old net, but he missed one. Hatupatu grabbed the clothes and ran for his life. Then all of a sudden she was right behind him. He saw a huge rock he called “open rock” and to his surprise it opened. Hatupatu jumped in and closed it. An hour later it opened and out he ran. Then the bird-woman chased him across the mud pools. A mud pool squirted up and killed her. When Hatupatu arrived he gave his brothers each a cloak and they took him hunting.
Article posted September 13, 2010 at 04:16 PM •
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i am julia and mary's best friend!!!!!!
my name is mackenzie and i love the color blue. i love sports,but i am not a big tomboy.
my teacher is awesome and has been to new zeleand. she showed us slides and it is beautiful!!!! it is fall in the states. do you play a sport??? bye for now!!!
Comment Posted on November 4, 2010 at 12:14 PM by
How are you?I'm fine. I love the smiley faces
you made!!!They are so cute!!!My two friends,Mary and Makenzie,are also blogging
to you.Guess what???? I am in a play!!! The play is called "Cinderella." I am a horse in the play. I have a funny line.=) Blog to you later!=} SMILES,
Comment Posted on October 28, 2010 at 12:25 PM by
hi tayla, my name is mary i am one of julia and mackenzie's BEST FRIEND'S!i use to live in italy and then I moved here in the last quater of first grade.i have 2 older brother's and there so anoying,and i'm not afraid to get mad at them!Do you have any other sibblings?here we eat alot of seafood and we have alot of of beaches because we live on a island.i love to dance i take tap,jazz,and ballet!BYE MARY
Comment Posted on October 28, 2010 at 12:18 PM by
Do you like to draw?
I do. Once, I drew a picture pf my mom,and it looked just like her!
I am also good at drawing pottery (vases, bowls,ect...)
I am Learning to draw nature.
Drawing trees is pretty hard.
What do you like to draw?
TTYL(talk to you later)
Comment Posted on October 23, 2010 at 10:49 AM by
Hi! I`m Julia.
I love your story.
It is very impresive!
Do you celebrate halloween?
If youdo,what are you going to be?
I am going to be a spa queen!
Comment Posted on October 14, 2010 at 12:36 PM by