… After leaving Skunk, Young-Wolf had overtaken his brothers and told them that, “Skunk was carrying a poor Rice-Bird in his back-pack.”
They all came back down the valley looking for Skunk.
They heard his stick-game song and crept up on him stealthily.
They saw Skunk squirming about between his sticks playing the game by himself.
They saw Rice-Bird’s, beads and shells piled up between the rows of rotten wood and feared the worse.
Young-Wolf crept up behind Skunk, deftly placed his foot on Skunk’s tail and at the same time seized him by the nape of the neck.
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