Tales from Temagami - Land of Deep Water

Story of a Hunter and Seven Deer

There once was a hunter who lived in a camp. The summer had been very dry and the whole country was on fire. He stayed in his camp, however, although the smoke was so thick that no one could see any distance. One day he saw seven deer walking along, each holding the other's tail in its mouth. The leader alone could see, and he was guiding the others. So he killed the leader and then took hold of the second deer's nose, and so lead them all to his camp alive, where he butchered them.

the End
recorded by Dr. F.G. Speck in 01913