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A WARRIOR'S STORY AND SONG
This story and song he gave to others, that it might be as a voice of warning to young and eager warriors, and help them to guard against a misad­venture like his own.
Although the young man in after years became noted in the tribe for his prudence and valour, this story and song of his youth have survived the mem­ory of his later deeds.
The words give the pith of the adventure: "I did not report aright when I went to the Leader and bade him arise. It was a wolf that was moving."
The spirited music breathes the impatient eager­ness of youth. The haste and insistence of the young warrior are heard in the phrase where he addresses the " Nu-don hon-ga," or Leader. The song is a great favourite among the young men of several Indian tribes in our country.
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