Indian Hero Tales

Indian Hero Tales

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ... Note 33. Again Glooskap filled the pipe, and lighted it. One of the giants arose and made fast the door. He hoped Glooskap would strangle with the smoke. But Glooskap puffed away, caring not a bit. Not so the giants, who sat choking and coughing. At last, nearly strangled, they opened the door and ran out. Glooskap followed them, smiling. When all had gotten breath, the giants went apart and talked among themselves. They came to Glooskap. "Our brother," they said, "is strong; but let us see his skill at ball!" They led him to a sandy plain in the bend of a river, not far away. One of the giants put down a ball and the game began. The ball was a live skull. It went rolling at Glooskap's heels, trying to bite off his foot. Glooskap laughed. "You play a merry game!" he cried, "but I too will have a ball!" He broke a bough from a tree and cast it on the ground. The bough turned into a skull ten times bigger than the other. It rolled after the giants, bumping along and snapping its great jaws, until they cried for mercy. Glooskap stamped upon the sand. With a mighty roar, waters came down from the mountains. The river rose, foaming, and overflowed the plain. The giants fled; but the flood caught them. Struggling, they heard Glooskap singing above the waves. As they heard, they became fish. The current swept them to the sea. THIRTEENTH TALE GLOOSKAP AND TUMILKOONTAWOO- Again Glooskap brought his family down by the sea. He found good fishing, and in the fall flocks of sea ducks came flying down from the north. He made him arrows and shot both ducks and geese. In the mornings, he fished or speared for eels. But the weather grew windy. Heavy gales blew up, and the waves tossed his canoe so that Glooskap could...
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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236527380
  • 9781236527387