Kupe and his crew set off to find the giant octopus.
Before long, they saw a dark shadow under the water so they went closer. The crew watched in horror as the tentacles slowly slithered up the side of the waka. Kupe struck at the tentacle and sliced off a chunk of flesh. He slayed the octopus.
Kupe and the crew were relieved that the octopus was killed. As they were cheering, Kupe's wife said, "Look...land!" So they headed to the new island and she called it Aotearoa.
***With a little editing help from the teacher, Jacob has used some good words to describe what happened when Kupe was at sea.
Tongan Language Week 2017
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