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Story: [The Koranna posssess cattle and the Bushmen do not]


[The Koranna posssess cattle and the Bushmen do not]


Lucy Lloyd Kora notebooks


A Koranna makes a fire which attracts cattle. He asks the Bushman if he wants the thing that shines or the blackness. The Bushman says 'what shines is mine' and the Koranna says 'mine is the blackness'. When day breaks that which shone is gone and the Bushman appears to leave as if upset ('as if thou wert vexed with me'). This is why the Koranna possess cattle and the Bushmen go without cattle.


1) This story is found in Kora Book I-1


Piet Lynx


7 May 1879


Kora (Kora story of why the Kora posess cattle) , Piet Lynx (paternal grandfather) , !koranna (and Bushman) , !koranna (and the blackness) , !koranna (why they posess cattle) , Bushman (and !koranna) , Bushman (and the blackness) , Bushman (why the Bushmen are without cattle) , cattle (why the Koranna posssess cattle and the Bushmen do not) , blackness (and the Bushman and !koranna) , darkness (and the Bushman and !koranna)

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