The Talking Stick
Hohepa dreams he is in the meeting house with his family. He waits to be allowed to speak, but there is no talking stick in the meeting house. His family begin to leave. He begs them not to go, but no one listens to him. When he wakes from his dream, Hohepa decides that he must make a talking stick for his family because they are forgetting the old ways. he chooses a piece of kauri, and works on it every day. Little by little the talking stick begins to take shape. What had seemed to be dead was coming to life.