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The Indians assembled at the council, rushed forth eagerly to secure them for a white feather is not easily procured and is highly prized in time of war. ^:k\ >3'^««^^ ^>^a American Iis^DiAisr Tales Then taking Ms little ones with him he lied into the forest, and no great agony. He built ever saw him again. himself a lodge and never passed far from man When Winter shook his doorway. white locks and covered the land with snow, Red Thunder fell, shot by an unseen its arrow. Thus the three boys were left alone.

As for the old Bear, he ; rolled over against the tree exhausted. The Bat led the hags a roundabout chase over trees, now flying high, now close to their very heads, until he nearly tired them out. They took courage when they saw the Squirrel spring forward to catch the stick that the Bat let fall from a great height. *^ Surely we can catch him," they said; and they gathered their skirts about them and pursued him with furious haste. All this time the brand was burning and it grew so hot that the Squirrel could hardly hold it.

Brown Bear raised his spear carefully and struck a great blow at the links. They were shivered to fragments and dropped on the sands, where any one seeing them would have supposed they were Why pieces of a. large shell. Then Snowbird's speech returned and she told how when she fell into the lake, a water-tiger seized her and twisting his tail around her waist, drew her to the bottom. There she found a grand lodge whose walls were blue like the blue jay's back when the sun shines upon it, green like the first leaves of the maize and golden like the bright sands on the island of the Caribs and the floor was of sand, white as the snows of winter.

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