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Algic Researches, Comprising Inquiries Respecting the Mental Characteristics of the North American Indians, Vol. 2 of 2 Indian Tales and Legends

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Published: 1839
Language: English
Wordcount: 53,377 / 152 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79
LoC Category: E
Downloads: 625
Added to site: 2011.07.16
mnybks.net#: 30409
Genre: History
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dge as he was told, and soon heard the groans of the magician. "Come in," he said, even before the young man reached the door. On entering he saw his head all bloody, and he was groaning most terribly. "Sit down, sit down," he said, "while I prepare you something to eat," at the same time doing as the other magicians had done, in preparing food--"You see," he said, "how poor I am; I have to attend to all my wants." He said this to conceal the fact that the Red Swan was there, but Odjibwa perceived that the lodge was partitioned, and he heard a rustling noise, now and then, in that quarter, which satisfied him that it was occupied. After having taken his leggings and mockasins off, and eaten, the old magician commenced telling him how he had lost his scalp--the insults it was receiving--the pain he was suffering in consequence--his wishes to regain it--the unsuccessful attempts that had already been made, and the numbers and power of those who detained it; stated the best and most probable way of getting it; t

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