Story: Ssho |oa or ||karruken-||karruken or |u ssho a
Ssho |oa or ||karruken-||karruken or |u ssho a
Shó-|õä, a Bushman vegetable medicine, used also as a charm (L II.-36. 3242-3261). How one man fights with another, having previously rubbed his own hands with Shó-|õä; and how he afterwards restores the man with whom he fought, by means of a fresh application of Shó-|õä (L II.-36. 3262-3268). A detailed description of the properties and applications of Ssho |oa, including its medicinal uses, its use as a preparation for hunting and as a charm for hunting springbok.
1) Inserts on the inside of the front cover of Book II-36: notes concerning animals and the making of bowstrings from the sinews of buck; a note on the heart falling down when a man is ill or when he is startled awake from sleep; what |kaggen does when an eland has been shot; see What |kaggen does when an eland has been shot, 2) Note on the inside of the cover of Book II-36: pp.3242-3332 were translated in September 1873, but Lloyd 'Began to enter from p.3261 Aug. 1st 1911.', 3) Date on p.3262: 20 September, 4) pp.3244v & 3245v: see How Korannas and the |xam cut themselves in order to shoot well, 5) p.3246v: although the story refers to coal being rubbed into cuts, it is actually burnt wood in powdered form, 6) p.3250v: a man aimed at and missed a springbok because he left his band at the house: he has to cut his arm so that the arrow will fly well and make the right (tearing) noise, 7) p.3251v: if the arrow flies badly it makes a whistling and hissing noise; the hunter draws the Ssho |oa in a line down the centre of his forehead, down his nose and across the right nostril to the middle of his right cheek, 8) p.3255v: the 'dust's fear': what the springbok feel when running closely together in the dust, 9) p.3258v: hunters head off the springbok, 10) p.3261v: a word for help and what ||kabbo calls 'white man's talk' for the same thing, 11) p.3263v: the overcome man's eyes have rolled back in his head (go behind themselves); the fighter has rubbed his underarms with Ssho |oa before fighting and then rubbed the other's face; 12) p.3264v: the perspiration and the Ssho |oa mix under his arms and smell together; the fighter revives his afflicted opponent and gives the man the piece of Ssho |oa he has doctored him with, 13) See also About Ssho |oa: where to be found and An ignorant man digs up Ssho |oa and the consequences of his actions and How women fear the new Ssho |oa which has just been brought home and The consequences of a woman's smelling fresh Ssho |oa scent and What the man does and says to the new Ssho |oa so that it may know him, 14) This story is found in Book II-36
6 – 21 September 1873
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