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The Sky Has Fallen

A Zuni Legend

One time Coyote met a turkey, and he ran and said, "Oh, the sky is falling." The turkey said, "How do you know?"

"A piece of the sky has fallen on my tail. I am looking for a hole to save myself." "May I go with you?"

"Come along." As they went they met a rooster, and Coyote said, "Oh, the sky is falling." The rooster said, "How do you know?"

"A piece of the sky has fallen on my tail. I am looking for a hole to save myself." "May I go with you?"

"Come along." As they went they met a lamb, and Coyote One time Coyote met a turkey, and he ran and said, "Oh, the sky is falling." The lamb said, "How do you know?"

"A piece of the sky has fallen on my tail. I am looking for a hole to save myself." "May I go with you?"

"Come along." As they went they met a goose, and Coyote One time Coyote met a turkey, and he ran and said, "Oh, the sky is falling." The goose said, "How do you know?"

"A piece of the sky has fallen on my tail. I am looking for a hole to save myself." "May I go with you?"

"Come along." At last they came to a hole and, when they were in, Coyote turned and ate the goose. When he had eaten the goose he ate the lamb. When he had eaten the lamb he ate the rooster. When he had eaten the rooster he ate the turkey. He ate them all up and these animals never came out any more.

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