Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural by Waldemar Bogoras PDF

By Waldemar Bogoras

ISBN-10: 1332753965

ISBN-13: 9781332753963

From the Anthropological Papers Of the yankee Museum Of normal background Vol. XX, half I. Chapters comprise: stories Of The Tundra Yukaghir; stories Of The Lamut; Kolyma stories; kid's tales; Markova stories; and, Anadyr stories.

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She ran off swifter than ever, but the big mouth followed and gained on her steadily. Finally, it came very near, and was going to swallow her. Then she saw a Lamut tent covered with white skins. She summoned all her strength, and rushed on toward that tent. She stumbled at the entrance and fell down, exhausted and senseless. After a while, she came to herself and looked about. On each side of her stood a young man, their caps adorned with large silver plates. She looked backward, and saw the evil spirit who had turned into a handsome youth, fairer than the sun.

One time he said to himself, "What does the Wood-Master look like? " The whole day long he walked about, and thought of the Wood-Master. The next morning he set off to examine his deadfalls and all at once there came a heavy snowstorm. He lost his way and struggled on not knowing where he went. At last he felt very tired, so he found a cavity under a steep bank of the river. Then he made a fire and crouched before it, waiting for better weather. All at once, not far off, he saw a huge iron sledge.

He went home, and the three storks followed him on high, with much talking and many songs. He reached the house and entered it; but the storks were circling on high, singing their incantations. They wanted to pull out the arrow. "--"You are older than I. "--"No, we are unable to pull it out. " Then the youngest stork flew upward, and for a moment stood still directly over the vent hole of the silver tent. Then she dropped down like a stone; and when half way down, she soared up again. They looked up, and the arrow was in her beak.

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