Haida Texts and Myths, Skidegate Dialect Volume 29

Haida Texts and Myths, Skidegate Dialect Volume 29

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...He became as he had been before. The bones in it were also many. He pulled it apart and tore half of it in pieces and threw them around. "These will be useful to all future people." And he carried half of it off with a stick. He threw it in on the side toward the door. Then his father-in-law said: "Alas! he has killed my supernatural helper." Then he entered and lay behind the screens with his wife. Next day he again said to his daughter: "Come! my child, let your husband go after iuy little sea lion yonder." At once he got up. Again she clung to her husband while she cried. "He always lets them marry the sons of the supernatural beings who think they are strong 17137--No. 29--05 16 By and by he begins to do this way.' Then he again said to his wife: "Let me go. I will see the thing with which he is going to do harm to me." And his wife gave him directions. "After it has looked at you and growled four times go to it." Then he started for it. He was going to kill it with a club which his father-in-law gave him. After he had gone toward it for a while he saw it lying there. After it had looked at him and growled four times he went to it. When he came near it it breathed in. He went into its mouth. And again he thought of his father's supernatural helpers. Again they came to him bearing bone clubs. They clubbed the sea lion on the head. They killed it. When he (the youth) was almost dead they pulled him out of its mouth. Then he put medicine upon himself and was restored. Then he pulled the sea lion apart. The bones of three persons fell out of it. Then he tore half of it in pieces and threw them around. "You will be useful to all future people." And he carried off half of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 170 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236991044
  • 9781236991041