Algonquin Indian Tales

Author:   Egerton Ryerson Young
Publisher:   General Books LLC
ISBN:  

9781459024618


Pages:   126
Publication Date:   05 August 2009
Format:   Paperback
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER IV. The Love Story of Wakontas?His Test of the Two Maidens?His Choice?The Transformation of Misticoosis. FEW days later Mary was annoyed by having the children tell her frankly that they did not think she was a first-class story-teller. For if she had been she ought to have been able to answer Minnehaha's question about what Nanahbooz- 'hoo did to Maheigan when he tried to catch Waubenoo. Mary was vexed at herself that she was unable to answer the question, for she well knew that the children would not rest satisfied until they had the story told them by some one, possibly Souwanas himself. Indeed, knowing them so well, she had fully resolved to post herself from one of the noted storytellers who have all the Indian legends at their tongue tips. But as yet she was ignorant in this matter, and therefore fell considerably in the children's estimation. Mary was somewhat hurt by noticing, perhaps for the first time, Sagastao and Min- nehaha whispering confidentially to each other. The children conversed with Mary only in her own language, which at that time they perhaps understood better than they did English. Now, much to Mary's annoyance, their confidential whisperings were carried on in English. Being sensitive and quicktempered, when she saw this sudden break in their affections toward her she was inclined to resent it, and asked the reason why she was not allowed to know what they were talking about. Blunt little Sagastao spoke up at once: Minnehaha and I have talked it over, and have decided that unless you tell us better stories, and ones which you know all about, we're going to run away to the wigwam of Souwanas. This was humiliating and distressing news. Mary fancied she had told them a good story, and that with a few others like it she could satis...

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Author:   Egerton Ryerson Young
Publisher:   General Books LLC
Imprint:   General Books LLC
Dimensions:   Width: 22.90cm , Height: 0.70cm , Length: 15.20cm
Weight:   0.196kg
ISBN:  

9781459024618


ISBN 10:   1459024613
Pages:   126
Publication Date:   05 August 2009
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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