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Raven

THE

∆ inuit story


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Raven

THE

∆ inuit story


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.................. ∆ inuit story

Typographicly intrepreted by Marina DeVeiteo

................ .. —Spring 2010


in the v

inuit

people

say

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me,

–the–

of Ω

er

i n g e n b ing y


, th â„Śme e inuit

r ] [ p le peo

aven say

created the

world.

raven

was both

& a

with a

man

A Bird

{

h in t

of

e

y beginnin r e g v

inside. created everything, aÂĄer

raven

d to remain on the ea

rt

h

H

cide e d e

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He

ed the v o l

people

∆d

the animals ∆d was curious

them

all.

about

Even though he had made the world, he did not know everything there was to know.

3


Raven liked to pa dd∞ Kayak o u t

his

e

into the Sea. one d

a

a

e sa w h y

la rg e

whale


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“I wonder what it looks like inside the belly of a whale.� He said,

6


a i

t

the whale y a w n e d.

e

d its as w th

id

e

o pen, p dd∞ ed

w

–w

w mo hen u

Until

Raven

He

a

right in.


H

e tied his kayak to one of The whale’s Teeth &

started walking Inside

The whale’s body.


The mouth of The wha∞e c∞osed Behind him— ∆d it Grew

Dark.


Raven heard a sound

like a drum — or —

distant thunder. He walked

until he came

belly of the

the

to the

w e

lik e

iv

ro se

of t

h

whale.

w

s e n o b e t i h

u

s b i r s ’ e l a h

d n u o r a p

y r o

. s r a l l pi


center In the

Of the whale’s belly, Raven saw A beautiful girl

n c i n g. a D

18


strings

had aµached She

feet –& hands

To her

18


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s t r e t c h i n g to the

heart Of the whale •

10


Raven—

“She is so beautiful. I would like to take her out of this whale and marry her.”

11


hher

e said to

h e t wor e d a Will you

ld .

Im

}

“ I am Raven. .................. come with me

into the world

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be my ° wife ? ”

12


The maiden replied,

Raven, I cannøt ∞eave the whale. the

IHeart am&sou∞ }

of the whale

But if you want to

stay here

& keep me company,

happy. ”

that would make m e

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k c a wb

Raven his beak

e thrrevealing his human face.

, He to∫ed back his wings ∆d sat with his hands on his knees.

He watched the

girl as she

n d e a c d


w

e water. h d quickly t e c h n a g u o r he d s h t n he the whale soared w hen

th she danced slowly

e whale

a l c m d e ly. t a o fl ~Soon,~ the girl danced so

s l o w l y that she stopped moving

and her eyes closed. Raven felt a cool wind bl o from the world low through the spout of the whale.

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w


wh

a le

∆ d up

into the sk y.

} he

He grabbed .the girl.

He heard

o r the strings as e h h t i w *s-n-a-p*he flew

16

t f o t u


the whale

}

As he flew, Raven heard

thrashing

below in the

oce an.

e h t d e h c t a w he whale's body as it watossed s

s e v a w e h t y b onto the shore The whale was dead— and the girl in his arms grew smaller and smaller and disappeared.


Raven realized that everything that is alive has a heart ∆d a soul ∆d everything in the world is born ∆d dies.

He was over come

[

]

—with —

great sorroW .

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}

sad th a t

..................

whale

He was so

}

he la nded on the sand beside the body of the


For weeks he

c and c r r i

e

i

d

e

d

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Ravenbegan to da n c out da — n c for weeks. he

e

21

ed


then—

Raven began to s i° n g he out

sforang

weeks.

22


f

h

h is

s s o a o w t h t e r d a ,t e

hen

he

w e l

o th e s k y t n i ... p u k c ba

u 18

n t i l


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H

e promised the hum∆s ∆d the ∆ima∞s that he wou∞d a∞ways return to this wor∞d as ∞ong as we cared for one ∆other and understood that everything in this wor∞d ∞iv∑ ∆d di∑, ∆d everyone human ∆d ∆ima∞ has a heart ∆d a sou∞.


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}

R

raven’s tears were the first tears. His dance and his song of grief ∆d healing were the first song ∆d the first dance.


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Raven and the Whale