sithemaka˝'s adventure as a deer.

Sithe┤mako˝ iwko˝┤ zhu┤gigtha┤-biama┤ ena┤-xchi. E┤githe wa'u┤ tha┤bthi˝
Sithemaka˝ / his grandmother / dwelt in a lodge / he with his own they say / alone. / It happened / woman / three /

athe┤ ama┤ma. Sithe┤mako˝-e┤, wa'e┤ o˝ga┤the tai┤ he┤, a┤-biama┤. Hi˝+! wino˝┤,
were going, they say. / Sithemaka˝ O! / to hoe / we go / will / . / said they, they say. / Oh! / first daughter /

the┤ke wake┤g edego˝┤ tha┤thuha┤-xchi i˝┤t'e he┤, a┤-biama┤ iko˝┤ aka┤. Thazha┤i ki
this (lg. ob.) / sick / but / nearly / dead to me / . / said, they say / his grandmother / the (sub.). / You doubt / if /

do˝ba┤i-a he┤, the┤ke, a┤-biama┤. Do˝ba┤-bi ki maxu┤de ko˝┤ha ke┤di sho˝┤-xti
look at him / . / this the (lg. ob.) / said she they say. / They say him they say / when / ashes / edge / by the / just so /

uki┤+pato˝ zho˝┤-biama┤, xage┤ zho˝┤-biama┤ Sithemako˝ aka┤, Ho˝!
turning himself / he lay they say / crying / he lay they say / Sithemaka˝ / the (sub.), / Ha˝! / ha˝! / ha˝! /

Do˝ba┤-biama┤ wa'u┤ tha┤bthi˝ aka┤. Hi˝+! shiko˝┤, wi˝┤ke-xchi-o˝┤ wa'u┤zhi˝ga.
They saw him they say / woman / three / the (sub.). / H! / husband's sister, / she told the exact truth / old woman. /

Tha┤thuha-xchi t'e┤ ke┤, a┤-biama┤. Atha┤-biama┤ wa'u┤ tha┤bthi˝ ama┤. O˝┤tha-
Nearly very / dead / he lies, / said, they say. / Went they say / woman / three / the (sub.). / They left him /

biama┤. O˝┤tha atha┤-bi ki Sithe┤mako˝ aka┤ pa┤ho˝ a┤tia┤tha-biama┤. Ko˝ha┤,
they say. / Leaving him / they went they say / when / Sithemaka˝ / the (sub.) / arose / suddenly they say. / Grandmother. /

she┤ke tashni˝┤gthishkaha┤ u┤zhiha i˝┤'itha┤-ga a┤-biama┤. Gi┤'i the┤tha-biama┤. Sithe┤-
that (lg. ob.) / spotted fawn-skin / bag / hand to me / said he, they say. / Gave him / suddenly they say. / Sithe- /

mako˝ bthu┤ga ugi┤nazhi˝┤-biama┤, ta┤xti gaxa┤-biama┤. E┤go˝ thie┤ baho˝┤-xti
maka˝ / the whole / stood in his own they say, / deer / made they say. / So / side / middle of rounded part very /

tho˝ mo˝┤ wi˝ uba┤xo˝ gaxa┤-biama┤, i wami┤ gaxa┤-biama┤. No˝┤ge go˝
the (ob.) / arrow / one / sticking in / made they say, / mouth / blood / made they say. / Running / so /

atha┤-biama┤ Wa'u┤ tha┤bthi˝ wa'e┤-ma-ta ahi┤-biama┤. Ho˝bthi˝┤ge wa'e┤ mo˝thi˝┤-
he went, they say. / Woman / three / those hoeing to / arrived they say. / eans / hoeing / walked /

biama┤ wa'u┤ ama┤. Hi˝+! shiko˝┤, ta┤xti wi˝ the
they say / woman / the (sub.). / Oh! / brother's wife / deer / one / this / badly wounded / he is coming / . / said she they say. /

Athi˝┤ atha┤-biama┤. Sho˝┤ wo˝┤githe-xti wa'u┤ ama┤ thixa┤-biama┤. Athi˝┤ atha┤-bi
Having him / they went, they say. / And / all very / woman / the (sub.) / chased it, they say. / Having him / they went they say, /

go˝┤ uti˝┤ ki gashno˝┤gi go˝┤ we┤ahide┤-xti wa┤thi˝ ahi┤-biama┤. Wi┤ubeni agi┤-
so / they hit / when / missed when it got to him / so / far very / having them / he arrived, they say. / Going round them / coming back /

biama┤ Sithe┤mako˝ ama┤. Agi┤-bi ego˝┤ u┤zhiha gino˝┤shnuda┤-bi ego˝┤ ho˝bthi˝┤ge
they say / Sithemaka˝ / the (sub.). / Coming back, they say / having / bag / pulled off they say / having / beans /

ite┤githe uzhi┤-biama┤ u┤zhiha ke. 'I˝┤ the┤tha-bi ego˝┤ agtha┤-biama┤ iko˝┤ thi˝ke┤
putting together / put in they say / bag / the (ob.). / Carried / suddenly they say / having / he went homeward they say. / his grandmother / the (ob.) /

gita┤Pe. Iko˝┤ thi˝ke┤di '˝* aki┤-biama┤. Ko˝ha┤, du┤aka u┤zhiha a┤naxth
drew near his own. / His grandmother / to the / carrying / he reached home, they say. / Grandmother, / this one here / sack / hiding /

ihe┤tha-ga, a┤-biama┤. Xa┤de no˝┤de ke┤ta e┤gih ithe┤tha-biama┤, a┤nanxth ihe┤tha-
put away, / said he they say. / Grass / side of tent / at the / headlong / she sent suddenly they say, / hiding / she put it /

biama┤. Ki wa'u┤ tha┤bthi˝ agi┤-biama┤. Na! wa'u┤zhi˝ga thitu┤shpa ho˝bthi˝┤ge
they say. / And / woman / three / coming back, they say. / Why! / old woman / your grandchild / beans /

o˝ki┤'ai tho˝┤shti wo˝┤gishe┤-xti we┤'i˝ agi┤i te he┤, a┤-biama┤. Hi˝+! wino˝┤,
we hoed for ourselves / heretofore / all very / carrying for us / was coming back / . / said, she they say. / Oh! / first daughter,

o˝┤kazhi┤-xti-o˝ he┤. The┤ke wake┤ge shto˝┤bai te sho˝sho˝┤-xti-o˝ he┤, a┤-biama┤.
not so very / . / This (lg. ob.) / sick / you saw / as / he continues very / . / said she they say. /

Do˝ba┤-biama┤ ki, Hi˝+! shiko˝┤, wi˝┤ke-xti-o˝ he┤, na┤thuha┤-xchi t'e┤ ke he┤,
They saw they say / when, / Oh! / brother's wife, / she told the exact truth / . / nearly very / dead / he lies / . /

a┤-biama┤. Agtha┤-biama┤ wa'u┤ ama┤. Ko˝ha┤, ke┤, uho˝┤-ga, a┤-biama┤.
said she they say. / Went homeward they say / woman / the (sub.). / Grandmother, / come, / cook them, / said he they say. /

Watha┤te zhu┤gigtha┤-biama┤ Ko˝ha┤, ua┤gasho˝ bthe┤ te, a┤-biama┤. Mo˝┤de ke
Eating / he with his own they say. / Grandmother, / I travel / I go / will / said he they say. / Bow / the (ob.) /

gthi┤za-bi ego˝┤ atha┤-biama┤. Sho˝┤-xti xa┤de shku┤be sidu┤hi shku┤be u┤do˝-xti
took his own they say / having / he went, they say. / All at once / grass / deep / siduhi / deep / good very /

tho˝ e┤di ahi┤-biama┤. Xa┤de thibu┤t itho˝┤-biama┤. Sho˝┤-xchi agthe┤ ama┤. Ki┤-
the (ob.) / there / he arrived they say. / Grass / he made / it round they say. / All at once / he went homeward they say. / Reached home /

bi ego˝┤ xage┤-hno˝ ga┤xe gthi˝┤-biama┤. Ea┤to˝ thaxa┤ge a┤, a┤-biama┤ iko˝┤
they say / having / crying regularly / made / he sat they say. / Why / you cry / ? / said she they say / his grandmother /

aka┤. O˝┤ho˝, ko˝ha┤, u┤shko˝ wi˝ o˝┤bahi e┤de te┤xi he┤gazhi, a┤-biama┤. Eda┤do˝
the (sub.). / Yes, / grandmother, / deed / one / I am picked out / but / difficult / not a little, / said, he they say. / What /

te┤xi ki go˝┤ ushne┤ te he┤, a┤-biama┤. Ko˝ha┤, wachi┤gaxe o˝┤bahi, a┤-biama┤.
difficult / if / so / you tell it / will / . / said, she they say. / Grandmother, / to dance / I am picked out, / said, he they say. /

E┤de, ko˝ha┤, u┤thaze zhu┤wigi┤gthe te i┤, a┤-biama┤. A┤wate te┤xi te go˝┤ e┤di
But / grandmother, / to chorus / I with you / will / they said, / he said they say. / Where / difficult / the (ob.) / still / there /

o˝ga┤the te┤, a┤-biama┤ wa'u┤zhi˝ga aka┤. E┤di ahi┤-biama┤ ki, Ko˝ha┤, the e┤de
we go / will, / said, they say / old woman / the (sub.). / There / arrived, they say / when, / Grandmother, / this / but /

no˝┤te thishto˝┤ a┤kia┤gthai ke, a┤-biama┤. Sho˝┤-xti go˝ mo˝┤de zhi˝┤ga gthi┤za-
dancing / finished / they have gone homeward / said, he they say. / All at once / bow / little / took his own /

bi ego˝┤ no˝ta┤-biama┤. Iko˝┤ thi˝ke┤ u┤thaza┤-biama┤. Iko˝┤ uthu┤gixa┤-
they say / having / he danced they say. / His grandmother / the (st. one) / chorused they say. / His grandmother / the (st. one) / he made sport of his own /

biama┤.
they say. /