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Myths and Legends of the Great Plains

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Then they called to Pestle. “Pestle, be sure to bring your bowl!” So they called four times.

They called to Firebrand, too. “Firebrand, be sure to bring your bowl!” So they called four times.

Then they called to Buffalo Bladder. “Buffalo Bladder, be sure to bring your bowl!” So they called four times to him.

Then the criers reached home, having invited the guests.

“Oh, war chief,” they said, “all heard it.”

All those who were called arrived at the lodge of Big Turtle.

“Ho! Oh, war chiefs! Corn Crusher, Comb, Awl, Pestle, Firebrand, and Buffalo Bladder, though those people have been injured they do not seem to stir. Let us go on the warpath for them,” said Big Turtle. “Let us go in four nights.”

He commanded Corn Crusher to cook.


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