One day Turtle made ready to go on the war-path.
His comrades Live-Coals, Ashes, Bulrush, Grasshopper, Dragonfly and Pickerel determined to go with him.
They set out together in good spirits but on the morning of their first camp a strong early morning wind arose and blew Ashes away.
“Iho,” said Turtle, “Ashes was no warrior!”
The war party continued on its path and came to a river.
Live-Coals perished in the crossing.
“Sh-s-s-s,” he said before leaving.
“Ah,” said Turtle, “no fight in him!”
On the far side of the river they all looked back and found that Bulrush had stayed behind.
Standing upright he waved at them from the river bank.
“No true brave, that one!” grumbled Turtle.
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