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Kua hoha haere a Arihi i te noho ki ko o tana tuakana ki te tahatika, me te kore noa iho o reira: na ana titiro korotaha, kau ki te pukapuka a tana tuakana ka kitea iho kaore he pikitia, kaore koki he whakawhitiwhiti korero, tahi,ia ka whakaaro, "he aha te take o te pukapuka, kaore he pikitia, kaore hoki he whakawhitiwhiti korero?"


Give or take a few diacritical marks...

Yes, you guessed it, an edition of Alice In Wonderland in Maori.

(Last day here. Doing things like shopping and getting my torn trousers mended so nothing very exciting to report. Except that book of course. That's exciting. To me anyway.)

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I would not have guessed it. What was your clue?
 
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My clue was when I asked the nice lady in the shop if they had any unusual editions of AiW and she said, "We have one in Maori."
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getting my torn trousers mended so nothing very exciting to report

Would NOT getting your trousers mended have been exciting? Confused
 
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getting my torn trousers mended so nothing very exciting to report

Would NOT getting your trousers mended have been exciting? Confused


It would for the people watching me walk around with my bits hanging out.


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Bob, just so you know, whenever I go into a rare bookstore, I always look for a rare (and reasonable) Alice book for you.
 
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