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The Southern Sierra Miwok Language (1964), by Sylvia M. Broadbent

13. The Black Horse (Pages 186-187)


13. The Black Horse (Pages 186)
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13. The Black Horse
(Told by Castro Johnson)

(1) Some fig-pickers were down below Merced Falls. (2) One white man was saying that he didn't believe in ghosts. All of them, my father too, were there picking figs. (3) Then one man said, "You can't tell me that, because I've seen one with my own eyes. (4) I watched him. (5) I stopped my wagon and from there I watched him go until he was out of sight. (6) Then I went, after I watched him, I went to the fence where


14. Coyote and Water Ouzel (Pages 188)
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he went in. (7) I thought it had a gate, but there wasn't any gate. (8) It was a black horse, with a fine young man riding, and he looked as if he had no clothes on. (9) That was where he went. (10) Then after I saw it I went back to the road I was going on. (11) Then I believed in it, because I saw it with my own eyes."


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