S: Larry's Maramatanga
FC: Larry's Maramatanga By Hoppy Coppy
1: This Book is Dedicated to my class
2: Larry was sitting in his usual chair waving to everyone that drove past. "It's time to go back inside" he thought to himself as he got out of his rickety old chair to go back inside to get ready for his barbecue that he was having. he wasn't having it with anyone, just himself. He was going to watch the fireworks as well just to get some time alone.
4: When the sky finally was at its blackest some of the sky rockets went off in a wicked sort of way. Suddenly Larry saw a stray sky rocket plummet straight into the top story of the rugby club causing a small explosion. The rugby club started smoking. Larry rushed over as fast as he could nearly tripping over Nub Nub the 3 legged cat. Larry started running along the road he looked behind himself as he saw Roddie in his Beep Beep car putting along. Larry shouted to him "Oi! There's a fire over there and I don't have a phone" Roddie replied "I don't have my phone on me either, but I'm off to the Te Puna School Production, maybe you could come with me so you could warn all the people there" Larry hopped in Beep Beep and they both drove down to the school
6: When they both got out of Beep Beep Larry said to Roddie "Wait a minute I don't have a ticket." Roddie answered "Here use mine I'll just wait out here while you warn everyone" "The Production is starting in 5 minutes" someone yelled from inside. Larry was waiting at the back of the line, he was behind Koro Weezy, Nanny Fanny and Cuzzie Manos. When it was his turn he gave his ticket to the man as he ran inside and shouted "Stop!" Everyone turned to look at him as he ran across the room to the stage. He stood up on the stage, he was about to speak but he paused, Larry had stage fright he thought "what could i do to tell these people that there's a fire" He thought about the haka that he had learn't the other day.
8: Larry performed his haka, everyone was so confused. Both Kenny Coony and Matua Erueti jumped up and said at the same time "Is that true Larry?" Larry nodded. Matua told everyone what Larry was trying to say. Kenny Coony called the fire brigade as everyone ran outside to go to the rugby club. By now the top floor of the rugby club was now engulfed in flames, after a long time of throwing buckets of water and boil up the fire engine finally came the fire fighters started up their hose and started spraying.
10: After the long wait for the fire to go out everyone thanked the firefighters as they when back to the station, it was safe for everyone to go home. After the crowd had left scene, still shaking Larry went back home for a good night sleep. The next morning Larry woke to see about 10 people working outside, it looked like a construction site. He walked outside to see what was going on, when he walked out the door everyone stopped what they doing were and yelled "Surprise!!" "what are you all doing on my back lawn!" Yelled Larry.
12: A man with a red t-shirt, black shorts and a green baseball cap came up to him and said "we are making a brand new wooden chair for you Larry" He guided Larry back in side to distract him (asking him for a cup of tea) while the workers finished off his chair. A few minutes later the chair was finished and was concreted to the ground. As Larry walked outside he nearly fell over in excitement. Larry thanked everyone as they went inside his house for some lunch. Larry was the happiest person in the world.
14: Glossary Maramatanga - A brain wave Haka - Traditional dance form of Maori of New Zealand. Fireworks - Explosive device for producing a striking display of light or a loud noise mostly used for a celebration. Stage Fright - Nervousness felt when appearing as a speaker or performer before an audience.
15: Fire Brigade - A group of fire fighters stopping unwanted fires. Boil Up - A combination of different foods such as potato, meat or water cress in one big pot slowly boiling in water. Construction - Building a structure.