3. Relationship with Nature:

Sulleon [the Micmac guide of Jukes]...would not allow one of my men to fire at a jay with his gun, as he said the gun would be spoilt, and get gradually worse after killing the jay, until it burst or would no longer shoot straight.{3}

The Indians say that in extreme old age the stags (of caribou) become both blind and deaf, and that they occasionally come across these old patriarchs whose horns are reduced to thin spires with a hardly perceptible brow.... They say that when stags become very old they go down to the salt water and disappear in the sea, where they at once turn into large whales (Pudup) or into small whales (Halibuge or Muspage).{4}



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