"Nimba vapardla warnda,"
he answered from far away.
Vira climbed up and up, very angry.
"Climb up and shine, and then come down."
"Nimba varpardla warnda" was the only answer he gave, from far, far
away. That's the full moon as he climbs up. After that, the nephews took
Ngamarna's wives for themselves.
Story told by Wally
Coulthard, transcribed with Molly Wilton in Tunbridge 1988, pp70-72.
Notes on the story.
men's maternal uncle
Yakarla-apa: young nephews
the old man moon.
(Education Department of South Australia 1992:77)