17 April 2004

(22) Trickster

A hunter found an excellent run of seal breathing holes. Then he searched around for a good place to camp.
Along flew a raven which pointed to a certain place beneath a mountain. "There", the raven said, "All the hunters who come here camp there." The man made his house where the raven indicated. But in the night a big boulder rolled down the mountain and crushed him to death.
"I don't know why all these hunters believe my silly stories", said the raven, pecking out the man's eyes.

An Inuit story.