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Maui put a hand up to the night sky, positioning the stars in the curve of his hand and between his fingers to create a guide. Reading it like a map, he measured the distance between the stars and the horizon. He put his other hand in the ocean to feel the direction of the current. Moana watched, fascinated, as he figured out which way to go.
"We go east, to the lair1 of Tamatoa," said Maui. "If anyone has my hook, it's that beady-eyed bottom-feeder."
With one mighty2 pull, Maui filled the sail with air and the boat jerked, forcing Moana to hang on tightly. Maui swung the sail around and then quickly tied a knot.
Intrigued3, Moana watched his every move, eager to learn. "Teach me to sail," she said, inches away from his face.
"Wayfind, princess. What I do is called wayfinding, and it's not just sails and knots; it's seeing where you're going in your mind ... knowing where you are by knowing where you've been... ."
"Okay, first, not a princess. I am the daughter of the chief—"
"Same difference."
"If girls want to wear your dress, you're a princess—you are not a wayfinder. You will never be a wayfinder. You will never be a wayfinder," Maui said as if he were stating three separate facts.
Maui picked up Moana and placed her in the cargo4 hold with Heihei. Then the ocean spit out one of the Kakamora's poisonous darts5 and sank it right into Maui's butt7.
"Really?" Maui said to the ocean. "Blow dart6 in my butt cheek?"
Maui crumpled8 to the deck in a heap. Everything but his head was paralyzed. Moana smiled.
"You are a bad person," said Maui, with his face smooshed against the floor of the boat.
"If you can talk, you can teach," said Moana. "Wayfinding, lesson one ... Hit it."
Maui grunted9 in protest.
"Untie10 the halyard," said Maui. Moana chose a rope and began to untie it. "Not the halyard," said Maui bluntly. She tried another rope, and Maui said, "Nope." Each rope she tried was the wrong one.
Moments later, Moana stretched her arm up and raised her hand to the sky as she tried to read the stars. She moved her hand back and forth11, trying to get it right. "You're measuring stars, not giving the sky a high five," Maui said with disgust.
Moana put her hand in the water. "If the current's warm, you're going the right way," said Maui.
"It's cold... . Wait, it's getting warmer!"
Maui cackled.
"Ew, disgusting! What is wrong with you?" said Moana, whipping her hand out of the water.
Moana continued into the night, trying her best to follow Maui's instructions.
The next morning, Moana saw that they were approaching a beautiful green island. "We're here? Maui? See? Told you I could do it!" she said excitedly.
Maui snored. He was fast asleep. Moana looked at the island and realized it was Motunui. "Motunui ... but ... I'm home?" she said, confused.
Then, right before her eyes, the lush island turned black, and everything started to shrivel and die. She could see Tui and Sina standing12 on the island as it deteriorated13. They looked terrified and were calling to her for help, but she couldn't get to them.
Moana jerked awake and caught her breath. She looked around, thankful that the whole vision had just been a bad dream.
"Enjoy your beauty rest?" asked Maui sarcastically14. The blow dart's effects had finally worn off and he was up and about again. "A real wayfinder never sleeps, so they actually get where they need to go."
A large seabird squawked as it flew overhead, catching15 Moana's and Maui's attention. They watched as it flapped toward a huge, towering, rock-spired island that stretched into the blue sky.
"Muscle up, buttercup," said Maui. "We're here." The boat reached the rocky shore at the base of the spire16, and Maui tied it up.
"You sure this guy's gonna have your hook?" Moana asked.
"Tamatoa? He'll have it. He's a scavenger17. Collects stuff, thinks it makes him look cool."
Maui sprinkled a pile of seeds in front of Heihei, still hoping to fatten18 him up. Heihei pecked away, missing each and every one. Maui placed him in front of a seed and pushed his head down, starting him up like a little toy. Heihei bobbed up and down, pecking at the seed.
"And he lives up there?" asked Moana, staring up at the mile-high spire.
Maui chuckled19. "What? Oh no, that's just the entrance. To Lalotai."
"Lalotai? Realm of monsters?" Moana asked nervously20. "We're going to the realm of monsters?"
"We? No. Me. You're going to stay here ... with the other chicken. Bagock!" Maui held up a hand to Mini Maui, expecting a high five. "Gimme some," he said. But the tattoo21 didn't respond. "Nothing?" Giving up, Maui jumped onto the cliff wall and began to climb, talking to Mini Maui along the way. "How do you not get it? I called her a chicken; there's a chicken on the boat. I know she's human, but—never mind, I'm not explaining it to you." Maui eyed Mini Maui and added, "'Cause then it's not funny!"
Moana watched, annoyed, as Maui scaled the spire. She was not about to let him tell her where to stay or what to do. Moana held her necklace close for courage as she prepared to follow Maui to Lalotai.


1 lair R2jx2     
  • How can you catch tiger cubs without entering the tiger's lair?不入虎穴,焉得虎子?
  • I retired to my lair,and wrote some letters.我回到自己的躲藏处,写了几封信。
2 mighty YDWxl     
  • A mighty force was about to break loose.一股巨大的力量即将迸发而出。
  • The mighty iceberg came into view.巨大的冰山出现在眼前。
3 intrigued 7acc2a75074482e2b408c60187e27c73     
  • You've really intrigued me—tell me more! 你说的真有意思—再给我讲一些吧!
  • He was intrigued by her story. 他被她的故事迷住了。
4 cargo 6TcyG     
  • The ship has a cargo of about 200 ton.这条船大约有200吨的货物。
  • A lot of people discharged the cargo from a ship.许多人从船上卸下货物。
5 darts b1f965d0713bbf1014ed9091c7778b12     
n.掷飞镖游戏;飞镖( dart的名词复数 );急驰,飞奔v.投掷,投射( dart的第三人称单数 );向前冲,飞奔
  • His darts trophy takes pride of place on the mantelpiece. 他将掷镖奖杯放在壁炉顶上最显著的地方。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • I never saw so many darts in a bodice! 我从没见过紧身胸衣上纳了这么多的缝褶! 来自《简明英汉词典》
6 dart oydxK     
  • The child made a sudden dart across the road.那小孩突然冲过马路。
  • Markov died after being struck by a poison dart.马尔科夫身中毒镖而亡。
7 butt uSjyM     
  • The water butt catches the overflow from this pipe.大水桶盛接管子里流出的东西。
  • He was the butt of their jokes.他是他们的笑柄。
8 crumpled crumpled     
adj. 弯扭的, 变皱的 动词crumple的过去式和过去分词形式
  • She crumpled the letter up into a ball and threw it on the fire. 她把那封信揉成一团扔进了火里。
  • She flattened out the crumpled letter on the desk. 她在写字台上把皱巴巴的信展平。
9 grunted f18a3a8ced1d857427f2252db2abbeaf     
(猪等)作呼噜声( grunt的过去式和过去分词 ); (指人)发出类似的哼声; 咕哝着说
  • She just grunted, not deigning to look up from the page. 她只咕哝了一声,继续看书,不屑抬起头来看一眼。
  • She grunted some incomprehensible reply. 她咕噜着回答了些令人费解的话。
10 untie SjJw4     
  • It's just impossible to untie the knot.It's too tight.这个结根本解不开。太紧了。
  • Will you please untie the knot for me?请你替我解开这个结头,好吗?
11 forth Hzdz2     
  • The wind moved the trees gently back and forth.风吹得树轻轻地来回摇晃。
  • He gave forth a series of works in rapid succession.他很快连续发表了一系列的作品。
12 standing 2hCzgo     
  • After the earthquake only a few houses were left standing.地震过后只有几幢房屋还立着。
  • They're standing out against any change in the law.他们坚决反对对法律做任何修改。
13 deteriorated a4fe98b02a18d2ca4fe500863af93815     
恶化,变坏( deteriorate的过去式和过去分词 )
  • Her health deteriorated rapidly, and she died shortly afterwards. 她的健康状况急剧恶化,不久便去世了。
  • His condition steadily deteriorated. 他的病情恶化,日甚一日。
14 sarcastically sarcastically     
  • 'What a surprise!' Caroline murmured sarcastically.“太神奇了!”卡罗琳轻声挖苦道。
  • Pierce mocked her and bowed sarcastically. 皮尔斯嘲笑她,讽刺地鞠了一躬。
15 catching cwVztY     
  • There are those who think eczema is catching.有人就是认为湿疹会传染。
  • Enthusiasm is very catching.热情非常富有感染力。
16 spire SF3yo     
  • The church spire was struck by lightning.教堂的尖顶遭到了雷击。
  • They could just make out the spire of the church in the distance.他们只能辨认出远处教堂的尖塔。
17 scavenger LDTyN     
  • He's just fit for a job as scavenger.他只配当个清道夫。
  • He is not a scavenger nor just a moving appetite as some sharks are.它不是食腐动物,也不像有些鲨鱼那样,只知道游来游去满足食欲。
18 fatten ClLxX     
  • The new feed can fatten the chicken up quickly enough for market.新饲料能使鸡长得更快,以适应市场需求。
  • We keep animals in pens to fatten them.我们把动物关在围栏里把它们养肥。
19 chuckled 8ce1383c838073977a08258a1f3e30f8     
轻声地笑( chuckle的过去式和过去分词 )
  • She chuckled at the memory. 想起这件事她就暗自发笑。
  • She chuckled softly to herself as she remembered his astonished look. 想起他那惊讶的表情,她就轻轻地暗自发笑。
20 nervously tn6zFp     
  • He bit his lip nervously,trying not to cry.他紧张地咬着唇,努力忍着不哭出来。
  • He paced nervously up and down on the platform.他在站台上情绪不安地走来走去。
21 tattoo LIDzk     
  • I've decided to get my tattoo removed.我已经决定去掉我身上的纹身。
  • He had a tattoo on the back of his hand.他手背上刺有花纹。
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