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First Woman and First Dog

When one of the First Dog clan died, all the First Animals were sad. They held a little ceremony to remember their friend, and First Woman shared stories of how First Dog had travelled with her when she collected mushrooms, how they had played in the river, and how he had dug the earth when she was planting vegetables. Everyone was sad.

After a while, First Animals began to worry about First Woman. She did not weave her blankets or look after her garden. She didn’t make her bread, or visit the animals to help.

First Rabbit took First woman a carrot to cheer her up, but First Woman just sighed a quiet “thank you,” and said nothing more. (more…)


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