Story: The Ratel and the girls of the Early Race
The Ratel and the girls of the Early Race
The Ratel (formerly a man of the Early Race (or !xwe ||na ss'o !kui) dances for the girls of the Early Race, who clap for him to continue dancing all day long. The mother of the girls becomes suspicious at their lack of success in collecting food and sends a little sister of the girls to accompany them. The Ratel dances for them and the little sister runs away, so he returns to where the elder sisters are still sitting and kills them.
1) p.8040v: see A white substance and the Moon; |han≠kass'o heard this story from his mother (|xabbi-an), who he thinks heard it from her mother (≠kammi), 2) This story is found in Book VIII-23
7 December 1878 (started)
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