Once upon a time there was a teenager named Maui. He had just wokne up and decided that it was a great day to fly his almost finished kite. It was a beautiful sight. It was really enormous. Then he went to the Valley Of The Sun and outside soon after a gust of wind suddenly caught the kite and it soared into the sky. He was having so much fun when suddenly it began to get dark.
Then as he walked home saw two men pulling up their canoes on the sand. They did not look very happy. He asked if they caught any fish. They said no.
When he walked by the rocks there were sweet potato vines. But they were all brown and dried. When he walked further there were taro plants growing and the yellow leaves were floating in the water.
He also passed the sugar cane fields and only a few sugar canes were sticking out of the ground.
When Maui went home he asked his mother if her kapa (bark cloth) was dried and she said "no." Then she told him he must make the sun slow down.
Every day Maui watched the sunset. Then one day he climbed up the volcano. Then when he reached the top he hid in a cave. Then the next morning as the sun came up, Maui came out on the top of the volcano crater he lassoed the sun's leg. Maui kept on pulling the sun's leg untill he got the sun to promise him that the sun would stay up more longer so the farmers could plant there crops, women have time to dry their kapa, the men have time to catch fish, and the children like Maui have more time to play.