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Jack-Rabbit and Cottontail

A Zuni Legend

Anciently the Jack-rabbit lived in a sage plain, and the Cottontail rabbit lived in a cliff hard by. They saw the clouds gather, so they went out to sing. The long-legged Jack-rabbit sang for snow, thus:

"U pi na wi sho, U pi na wi sho,
U kuk uku u kuk!"

But the short-legged Cottontail sang for rain, like this:

"Hatchi ethla ho na an saia."

That 's what they sung - one asking for snow, the other for rain; hence to this day the Pók'ia [Jack-rabbit] runs when it snows, the Â'kshiko [Cottontail] when it rains.

Thus shortens my story.

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