Wednesday, June 4, 2008

The Star fishes

Long , long ago there lived a mother fish with seven little fish. They were going for a swim their mother said to keep close. The seven little fish were having such a good time they forgot their mother’s warning. Then disaster struck, a giant had put a strange magic net in the sea. The seven fishes suddenly swam into the net. The fishes started to cry. They cried so much it made the sea salty. Tane the god of light felt so sorry for them he lifted the net up and the fishes turned into stars. If you look closely you can see these stars coming over the horizon in early June to show the Maori New Year. Six of these stars are named but one is nameless so one lonely child can put his or her name on it and be among the starfishes.

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