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roa kau ake Play

1. not long after, it wasn't long before, before very long, after a time.

Hoki tonu atu rāua, tīmata tonu te hanga i ngā waewae rākau mō Tama-te-kapua, ā, ka oti, kātahi rāua ka haere i te pō, ā ka tae. Ka kite i te pōporo whakamarumaru o Uenuku, kainga e rāua, ā roa kau ake, ka hoki anō ki tō rāua whare (JPS 1985:163). / They went straight back, and began building stilts for Tama-te-kapua, and when these were finished, they went off in the night and reached their destination. They found Uenuku's sheltering breadfruit tree, and they ate fruit, and not long after, they returned to their house.

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