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.' THE OREGON DAILY JOURNAU1 PORTLANIV f ATURDAY EVENING JULY 20, 1907
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. After the Greedy Glutton. Wolverirte, had been driven from the Refuge Ground. Nokomie wa let anxidus about her ttock bt .
fish in the Smoke Lodge and found time to prepare a little surprise for Growling Bird and Yellow Hair. The children wished to go in.
: bathing and had asked her to make them swimming suits, but before this she had not been able to spare the time. . Now. however, she
. presented them with a suit apiece, which she had made from some of their pld dothesT There were hb'other" bathers to critfciie the
style of their bathing suits, so the children thought they were very fine indeed. Because yellow Hair naa never teamed to swim. Big
- Bear took the children to a part of the river where it was quite shallow, and. after settling himself comfortably where be could keep an
. Of courser Little Bear and Aundak, the Crow, went along as usual, but THEY did not need any special bathing suits 1 Nof ..
they never had to worry about ANY kind of clothes I All the preparation that Little Bear made before "going .in swimming was to ;
,. take off his fancy moccasins, to keep them dry, because these are Very unpleasant things to wear when they get wet. ; Now, there was.
' a gooa-wiea log floating close to .the snore and Uttie Bear waaed out and got astride 01 it! men Aundaic new out and lit on It, too, ;
T" saving that he hoped his weight would not sink it t But Yellow Hair was a little bit timid about venturing in, and Growling Bird 7
hid to' take hold of her hands before she dared make the attempt. But in a little while they were all perched on the log and having
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There was a great commotion in the water and SOMETHING BIG bumped against Yellow Hair's little bare feet! Then theVe
i appeared above the surface the long nose of Nahfiiay, the Great Sturgeon, who had been lying in the shadow of the Big Rock watch
!L mg the wiggling toes of the Kttle'girl and wondering if they Were not something good" to eatj; But because Sturgeon's mouth is like the , r
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'1 Sucker fishes; and opens downward, he has to take his food from the bottom of the river, so he failed to get the little girrs foot in his :
mouth, But "Yellow Hair was Badly frigh"tePnd who can blame her? rOf course. Growling Bird tried to scare away the Great
.!jPislvand.even Aundakxawed out. "BACKUP.r. . But when Bi Bear came soUshinsr in then thinirs REALLY began to happen!
The log rolled over and gave them a sudden ducking, but it was on the side farthest from the danger, and. before Nah-may, '
the Great Sturgeon, could turn himself and get back into deep water.' Big Bear had made a grab for him and lifted him dear out of the '
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Of course. Sturgeon kicked and struggled, but Big Bear hung on, and. although the great, strong fish nearly knocked htm off -his
feet several times, he managed to get him on to"dry land at last J Big Bear was rather proud off having captured the "King of -
Pishes.' especially as Sturgeon had scared twijrmosr of the smaller fish in the stream, and, besides, b had broken through, all the ,
nets and snares Nokomis had set for his capture. - ' ' '.. -.. - t j ; 1 - x..-.. . - .
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While the Greet Fish wss still struggling in the grasp of Biz Bear, little Bear thought HE ought to take a hand and maybe"
grt as much glo-y as he did out of bis fight with Wolverine. . So lie bravely earns up and slapped Nah-may, the Sturgeoa. on the tail! ; '
It it not likely that the Big Fish felt it at all; but. in his struggles, k fetched Little Bear such a blow with that same tail that it knocked r
t ' e l.ttle cub backward, head over heels t, You may be aura that th children kept out of reach of such a dangeroua' weapon after they
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When Nokomis came ua aha waa greatly pleased to see that Big Bear had captured such a fine prize and Big Bear, himself
- waa rather proud of the jobl And then Little Baar had to show off bit. also. He took up a stone and began to pound" the head of
the dead fish, but, even then, he took good car to keep away Jrom the dangerous ulll , -, ' T '-'
Now, in the blunt nose of the f resh-water Sturgeon there la found tump of gristle that is so elastic that it will bounce when
? thrown agairist the ground, very like rubber' baO. Little Indian boys know hew to make use of this, and they make a very good play '
. ing ball out of the stuff although it does nof last very long. little Growling Bird and Aundak both knew of this and. later, you may ,
- mdliowtheyOIDplayakindof baagsoWwititrSturgen,lre" "A.T.C! V"