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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...one related to him. Take him
home There are seven brothers; he is the eighth." The youth was
very glad. The old man said, "Each girl shall give him two quills,
so that he can go as fast as you." They started all together. All
at once he recognized the spot where he and his brothers had lived.
They all landed together. Then he went ahead to the camp, leaving
the girls behind. He saw nothing but ashes, tracks of animals,
birds, bears, rabbits, squirrels, and gophers leading to the tent.
He put his head inside and called his brothers. He said, "I have
come home " The brothers replied, "That is what these animals say
to fool us," and they threw ashes in his eyes. He spoke again, and
the same thing happened. FirstBorn, however, said, "It has never
happened that the same words were repeated twice." He opened his
eyes with his fingers, for they were swollen from weeping, and he
saw his youngest brother. He cried, "Our poor brother has come home
" He cleaned the tent and set it in order. Then the youngest
brother went out, after telling his brothers that he had married
the youngest girl. He brought in the next elder one, and gave her
to his next elder brother. FirstBorn said, "Ann it is queer that
the youngest brothers get married first." After this he called the
other sisters in order, and gave them to his brothers in the order
of age. Finally the eldest girl came in with a sounding-thimble
dress. She sat down with First-Born. Then First-Born took his
war-club and hit a mound near the door, crying, "I'll kill a bear "
He killed one, and pulled it into the tent. He said, "That is the
way to do when you are going to get married, aannh '" 5. Turtle's
|Country of origin:
American Folklore Society
||246 x 189 x 13mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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