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The papoose
Vol. I. No. 2. (January, 1903)

A rare collection,   pp. 4-9


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IN AN ALCOVE STANDS A MORTAR-
plied, "I am the Manitou, the Great Spirit, and am more
powerful than any being, even you."  This incensed the
challenger and he tauntingly replied, "You more powerful
than I? Ha! see my hand waves and yonder mountain
behind you moves."  The Manitou answered: "Truly you
are great, but turn your face quickly and behold my power."
The spirit did as he was bid and lo ! the mountain had moved
close behind him and so suddenly did he turn that he dashed
his face against the granite cliff, twisting his features out of
all semblance of beauty, and never again was he to gain that
lost beauty, but was allowed to dwell in the land so long as
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