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Story: Wind, weather and springbok hunting


Wind, weather and springbok hunting


Lucy Lloyd |xam notebooks


A story about the wind and the rain and the hunting of springbok. People who live facing the rain get their weapons wet, causing bowstrings to break. When the children shoot windward at the herd of springbok, they quickly turn and run leeward. The speaker intends to go and wait at the springbok's water-course or footpaths where they will turn and run along. The springbok must be driven by the women in the evening because they go leeward and behave better when it is cool.


1) Date on p.7232: 19 July, 2) p.7220v: see The !kwana thorn tree, 3) p.7226v: see The springbok resemble the water of the sea: a note about hunting, 3) pp.7229v-7230v: see The intelligence and timidity of the jackal, 4) p.7233v: the |xam names for parts of plants; the translation of 'evening' could be 'cooling' (a query here by Lloyd), 5) p.7234v: what the |xam say to the arrow that has 'missed'; the name of a 'good' arrow is |gebbi, 6) This story is found in Book VIII-14


|han≠kass'o (Klein Jantje) (VIII)


July 1878


The Rain and Rain's water, Custom and daily life, Celestial bodies and aeroscopy


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