William Thomson had with him photographic reproductions of several tablets. Upon being shown that of tablet R, his informant, Ure Vaeiko, delivered a long text consisting of 48 verses. This text is known as "Atua-Mata-Riri" (God-eyes-angry) after its opening words. The hope that it may provide the key to the decipherment, to be a new Rosetta Stone, has remained unfulfilled. To date (July 1999), no-one has succeeded in correlating Atua-Mata-Riri to any of the texts of the surviving corpus.
The text of Atua-Mata-Riri is reproduced here precisely as it appears in Thomson 1891, pp.520-522, without any attempt at correcting its many typographical mistakes. For each verse are given: