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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 8, Issue 8 (December 1, 1933)

Aranui. — (A Waitomo Fantasy.)

(A Waitomo Fantasy.)

In Aranui's magic caves
The little dusky elfmen braves
Dance by the fairy silver light
Of many mystic glow-worms bright.
They stamp their little feet and cry
“Oh, ake ake, haeremai!”
And ‘mid the stalactites they call
To all their fairy fellows small.
Upon the stalacmites they play
A weird and wildsome roundelay;
It echoes through the caverns deep,
It charms the fairy maidens sweet.