hit the wrong man. You’re like the sweep that stuck in

time:2023-12-07 14:31:02 source:Restless Weishi.com author:theory

The teepee was brightly lit by the burning em- bers, and all the men were sitting with their knees up against their chests, held in that position by wrapping their robes tightly around loins and knees. This fixed them something in the fashion of a rocking-chair.

hit the wrong man. You’re like the sweep that stuck in

"Well, no one saw him except Chankpayu- hah," Matogee remarked.

hit the wrong man. You’re like the sweep that stuck in

"Yes, yes, he must tell us about it," exclaimed a chorus of voices.

hit the wrong man. You’re like the sweep that stuck in

"This is what I saw," the witness began. "I was tracking a buck and a doe. As I approached a small opening at the creek side 'boom !' came a report of the mysterious iron. I remained in a stooping position, hoping to see a deer cross the opening. In this I was not disappointed, for im- mediately after the report a fine buck dashed forth with Tamedokah close behind him. The latter was holding on to the deer's tail with both hands and his knife was in his mouth, but it soon dropped out. 'Tamedokah,' I shouted, 'haven't you got hold of the wrong animal?' but as I spoke they disappeared into the woods.

"In a minute they bothappeared again, and then it was that I began to laugh. I could not stop. It almost killed me. The deer jumped the longest jumps I ever saw. Tamedokah walked the longest paces and was very swift. His hair was whipping the trees as they went by. Water poured down his face. I stood bent forward be- cause I could not straighten my back-bone, and was ready to fall when they again disappeared.

"When they came out for the third time it seemed as if the woods and the meadow were mov- ing too. Tamedokah skipped across the opening as if he were a grasshopper learning to hop. I fell down.

"When I came to he was putting water on my face and head, but when I looked at him I fell again, and did not know anything until the sun had passed the mid-sky.

The company was kept roaring all the way through this account, while Tamedokah himself heartily joined in the mirth.


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