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The Eagle and the Condor

A Yaudanchi Yokut Legend

The eagle was chief. The condor did not like him. He tried to supersede him as chief. Flying high in the air, he saw a bloody deer on the ground. "Now I will have something to eat," he thought, and began to peck at the deer.

The eagle, hidden under the brush on which the deer was lying, caught him by the foot. "Now I have you! I will kill you," he said.

The condor said: "Let me go. You can be chief again. I will go away." Then the eagle released him and was chief once more.

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