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A Treasury Of Eskimo Tales

Auhtor: Clara Kern Bayliss

Language: english

Genres:

classic
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Review by A. Dent, October 2008


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'A Treasury Of Eskimo Tales':

... immediately said: My wife, Ulul, will soon be here and we will have a dance. Mind you don't laugh, or she will slice you in two with her knife ...
... was a poor little orphan boy who had no home and no one to protect him. All the inhabitants of the village neglected and abused him. He was not allowed ...
... and the mother and sister went out and skinned it and buried the meat in the snow. Don't you dare to tell your brother that he killed the ...
... before seen anything like you. Where did you come from? I came from the pea-pod, said Man pointing to the plant from which he came. ...
... are to use for clothing. The beaver is very cunning and only good hunters can catch it. It will live in the streams and build strong houses, and ...
... them. This is the first man I made in the sky land, said Raven, explaining why the man seemed so old. The old man called to his people: ...
... The tops of the grass blades have been cut away or have burned off, said Man. Yes, my mother took some, and I took the rest to make ...
... a sled much larger than those used by the villagers, and he had on it a heavy load of various articles. He seemed surprisingly strong, and when they ...
... sat upon the bench with the humble people, over the entrance way of the kashim or assembly house. The other people thought he was foolish, and ...
... when he became a raven and remained in that form until he removed his coat. When the shamans drove him out, he went to the house of his aunt in the ...
... eyes. The hunter's heart was full of anger and he quickly bent his bow, loosing the war arrows one after another till the last one of the hateful ...
... in a snow hut, and when he is but a few hours old he is carried on his mother's back out upon the ice, and around and around in circles and after a ...
... him he saw a marmot hole. He said to himself, If it is a disgrace to eat dead animals I will eat only live ones. I will become a murderer. ...
... tired. We would better stop early and look for a good place to spend the night, he said. The others agreed to this, so they stopped and were ...
... be something better than grass. Looking about, it spied a bunch of herbs growing close by, looking so quiet and unmolested that the grass stem ...
... tearing his clothes, but they only laughed at her. At last she became angry and said to the boy, I will avenge you on your tormentors. I can do it ...
... own son whom he had left a small boy, but who was now become a grown man and a great hunter. Kiviung's wife was delighted to see him whom ...
... a great many of these creatures, and they often sat in a row along the ice floes, like a flock of penguins. Their numbers have become less and less, ...
... him and out at the other side. He was so scared that he kept very still and crept back and away out around him. He wanted to ask if the man had seen ...
... the house, come here. As she could see and hear nothing, she cried, No spirit is here he will not come. Here I am there I am, said ...