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Taken away by Owl

This version of the legend comes from Birket-Smith and de Laguna's 1928 collection The Eyak Indians of the Copper River Delta, Alaska. The storyteller was identified as Galushia Nelson.

Once there was a very bad boy at one of the villages, who was crying for this and that. No matter what you gave him he would want something else that would cry until he gets it. One of the wise men used to tell his mother that Owl will get him if he does not stop crying for everything. But he was hard to please, and one night a Owl did come down through smoke hole on top house and take him away and was never seen again.

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