I marvelled to see how like a log the rata lay, while the lively Englishmen slipped through the water.
The great anchors of the rata were swung in readiness over the prow, and a score of men stood by to pay out the cable.
Again and again we remarked that great curiosity of the rata, which is found throughout both islands.
For the other Spanish ship had fared worse than the rata, and was already heeling over on her side.
Habitat—On Metrosideros robusta (rata), Wellington, and probably elsewhere.
How, after a while, when they looked out one morning they found the rata staggering through the stormy northern seas alone.
Why not, since the rata came ashore weeks ago on these coasts?