Story: Rain protects frogs
Rain protects frogs
Frogs are not to be killed, lest drought ensue. An exhortation, to the Bushmen, to be careful of food in time of plenty, is followed by a description of the jackal’s doings with regard to food, etc. (L VIII.-16. 7449-7451, 7448 rev.-7450 rev., and 7452-7456). If people kill frogs, rain will not fall and drought will come. The people will have to eat gambro (|kui) plants because other plants have disappeared.
1) |han≠kass'o heard this from his maternal grandfather (Tsatsi); what their place looks like in times of drought, 2) pp.7448v-7450v: see Habits of jackals, 3) p.7450v: how the people protect themselves from the ill-effects of the gambro, 4) See also Want of rain and Gambro or |kui and its ill-effects, 5) This story is found in Book VIII-16
14 September 1878 (started)
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