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Page 68 - "The Man Who Married the Beaver"

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1986/8/1 (162 reads)

took them quite a while to get to their home, but when they arrived they found the old folks and the boys all there. Old man beaver said to the young ones, "My boys, get to work, get to work. Gather up plenty of food for we will want it all; the win? ter is long." So the boys got to work and gathered up all the food they could find. They could not gather it very fast foir their food consisted of white birch, round wood, and woods of all kinds, but the old beaver kept hurrying them on. The young In? dian- said to his father-in-law, "Why do you hurry the boys so? They are working hard already. I will go with them and I will have plenty cut in half a night if the rest can bring it to our house." Old beaver said, would." "Son-in-law, I wish you The Shearwater Air Show is one of 36 annual Festival Events. You should see what else is going on! Aquafest, South Shore Region Queens County Privateer Days, Liverpool Lunenburg Craft Festival, Lunenburg Chester Municipal Old Home Week, Municipality Yarmouth County Town Criers' Championship, Dartmouth Festival Acadien a Ste. Ste. Anne du Ruisseau Seafest, Yarmouth Western Nova Scotia Ei Maritime Old Time Fiddling Contest, Shubenacadie Canal Day Dartmouth Natal Day Weekend, Dartmouth Downtown ~ September Central Nova Evangeline Trail May Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival, Kentville, New Minas, Wblfville )uly Acadian Festival of Clare, Municipality of Clare August Digby Scallop Days, Digby September Annapolis Royal Arts Festival, Annapolis Royal Antigonish & Eastern Shore July Antigonish Highland Games, Antigonish |uly Eastern Shore Summer Fair, Musquodoboit Pictou County /t'e'foitticcdtf' ACADIAN FESTIVALS AIR SHOWS ANIMAL SHOWS ARTS AND CRAFTS, ANTIQUE SHOWS ART, MUSIC, THEATRE AND DANCE BARBECUES, PICNICS, GARDEN PARTIES, LOBSTER AND SALMON SUPPERS BAZAARS, CARNIVALS, EXHIBmONS AND FAIRS BOAITNG AND SAILING EVENTS COMMUNTFY CELEBRAHONS FLOWER SHOWS SCOTTISH CELEBRATIONS SPORTING ACTIVITIES STRAWBERRY, BLUEBERRY FESTIVALS & FAIRS FESTIVALS, CEIUDHS HARNESS RAQNG Now it was just a little after dark when the young man started off with his axe and commenced to cut the white birch wood, and everything else he could find. Everything he cut he threw into the pond and the oth? ers hauled it out to their houses, and be? fore midnight the old beaver saw that they had enough for the winter. He went out and told them that they had enough cut. Now that they had no more to do, the old bea? ver said to them, "Let us go to work now and make a place to hide, for I feel that we are in danger and that something will happen before the winter is over." So they all started making their hiding places • The young Micmac and his wife made a place just for the two of them. When they had finished making their retreat they stayed at home. One day about the middle of winter the old beaver said to them, "I feel sad, danger is near." Sure enough they heard a noise over? head on the snow, and looking up they saw four men. These men had been hunting all winter and had found the place of this family of bea? vers . They tore away the dam and let the water drain out. The beavers saw that they were all to be killed and they started to hide. The young Micmac and his wife went to their hiding place, he made his wife go in ahead of him and then he went in right behind her. When the men had drained away the wa? ter from the beaver pond, they found all of the beavers but two and killed them. Then they searched all around the pond for the other two, looking under the roots of the trees and everywhere. At last they found them. One of the men looked in, and of course he saw the In? dian first, but he did not know that it was an Indian. When he reached in to Centre Bras d'Or Festival of the Arts, Baddeck |uly 31 st Annual Broad Cove Scottish Concert, Broad Cove, Inverness County August Nova Scotia Gaelic Mod, Cape Breton August Festival Acadien de Petit de Grat, Petit de Grat The Nova Scotia Festival, Halifax May Children's Festival of Nova Scotia, Halifax lune Nova Scotia Tattoo, Halifax |uly Metropolitan Scottish Festival and Highland Games, Halifax International Town Criers' Championship, Halifax Pugwash Gathering of the Clans & Fishermen's Regatta, Pugwash Springhill Old Home Week & King Miner Days, Springhill Glooscap Festival, Five Islands Rockhound Round-up, Parrsboro Westville Dominion Days, Westville Centennial Days, Trenton Pictou Lobster Fisheries Carnival, Pictou Festival of the Tartans, New Glasgow re information call Check In: 1 -800-565-71 OS
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