There was a time when the ancestors lived In Wota-emi and when the creator god Bilik lived across the strait in Tolloktima. Now the ancestors had no fire and life was unimaginably hard, as one can imagine it would be without the light and the warmth of a fire beside them in the dark nights. Bilik had fire because he had taken some wood from the Perat Tree, broken it into two and made a fire for himself.
Kingfisher came to the island when Bilil was asleep. He saw the fire and stole some of it for Man. But as he was about to escape, Bilik woke up and grew very angry with what Kingfisher had done. He took a lighted brand and hurled it at Kingfisher, it hit him on the back of the neck and burned him. But still Kingfisher flew away with fire and gave it to the ancestors who lived in Wota-emi.