Story: Killing a wife by means of a poisoned arrow in her bed
Killing a wife by means of a poisoned arrow in her bed
!kun husbands kill their wives by placing a poisoned arrow (a |nu'bbo) upright in her bed. The husband tells the crying mother to stop crying, as his actions were justified. The mother-in-law says she will mourn her daughter for many days and will not listen to a 'stranger' who has killed her daughter. The husband says that he will kill his mother-in-law if she does not consent to go away.
1) p.9838v: !nanni heard this from his paternal grandfather (Karu) as well as his maternal grandfather (|k'on'ta), 2) p.9844v: the dead woman's mother respects her son-in-law's name and does not say it, but addresses him as 'stranger' or 'different' people, 3) p.9845v: (26 May 1881) terms of address for different members of the family (among siblings), 4) This story is found in Book XI & XII-10
21 May 1881 (started)
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