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Myths and Legends of California and the Old Southwest

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Author: Anonymous
Language: English
Wordcount: 30,550 / 88 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 1,493
mnybks.net#: 289
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Myth

Compiled and edited by Katharine Berry Judson, author of "Myths and Legends of Alaska", "Myths and Legends of the Pacific Northwest", and "Montana."

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d of Seeing. For even when they saw the great star, they thought it the Sun-father himself, it so burned their eye-balls.

Men and creatures were more alike then than now. Our fathers were black, like the caves they came from; their skins were cold and scaly like those of mud creatures; their eyes were goggled like an owl's; their ears were like those of cave bats; their feet were webbed like those of walkers in wet and soft places; they had tails, long or short, as they were old or young. Men crouched when they walked, or crawled along the ground like lizards. They feared to walk straight, but crouched as before time they had in their cave worlds, that they might not stumble or fall in the uncertain light.

When the morning star arose, they blinked excessively when they beheld its brightness and cried out that now surely the Father was coming. But it was only the elder of the Bright Ones, heralding with his shield of flame the approach of the Sun-father. And when, low down in the east, the Sun-fa

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