Tane’s Weta

Once upon a time Tane created a forest and he said, “Weta can you please clean the forest floor at night?”

One night Tane went for a walk in the forest .  He crushed five weta.  The sixth weta jumped on Tane’s foot and he said, “You have crushed five of my children.”

Tane said, “At the end of the night you will have a Tusked Weta, Cave, Tree, Ground and Giant Weta.”  They all had thick skins so he couldn’t crush them.

Retold by J.F.