He made a gesture as if to break one, but ngati snatched it away.
ngati says he will take you where you can dry yourselves, and put on warm things.
ngati Awa, with many an allied band, mad for revenge, come on.
It was a leave-taking of his favourite warrior, for the ngati Kuri were fated to die to a man on the next land they trod.
Then ngati rose, uttered a few words, whose import they grasped, and once more they hurried on straight for the river.
The news would spread about that ngati so-and-so, living at so-and-so, had housed so many thousands of baskets of kumera.
ngati looked up sharply, watching them both intently in the gloomy cabin.
Don could not even then help thinking that ngati might have said the same, but he did not lose a moment.
“ngati,” said the owner of the name quickly, for he had been listening intently, and trying to grasp what was said.
He stepped forward, and was about to plunge in his hand, when ngati seized his shoulders and dragged him back.