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Story: Earthquake




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How to relieve a little child from the alarm caused by the sound of an earthquake. In the Katkop dialect, by Díä!kwãin (L V.-22. 5728-5735). Earthquakes happen at the time when sorcerers seek people to take away. Shadows must not fall on other people in the early morning because this is when invisible sorcerers can see people and stab them down.


1) p.5727v: this story was told to Dia!kwain by his mother (≠kamme-an); (25 December) the sound an earthquake makes, 2) Date on p.5730: 22 December, 3) pp.5731v-5733v: see Falling stars, 4) p.5735v: the power possessed by dead sorcerers, 5) p.5737v: the time when a person's blood 'lies down', 6) This story is found in Book V-22


Dia!kwain (David Hoesar) (V)


December 1875


Custom and daily life, Portention


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