when all the village was sleeping .Mafatu awoke and sat upright . The sea muttered it's eternal threat .
the wave past . stunned gasping ,mafatu raised his head and looked at for about a second .
it wasn't all a bad dream . it really happened the answering wag of his dog tails was further assurance as mafatu's brian cleared of cobwebs a sudden thought brought him up swifty this silent island was not tahiti what island was it then ? .
"Maui , God of the fisherman hear me'' he pleaded ,'' I shall return home one day , i swear it , my father , Tavan a , Nui , will be filled with pride at homecoming , it is a vow that i take now . O Mani . I have spoken ''
his heart gave a leap of joy ; for there , white gleaming in the sun was all that remained of the skeleton of a whale