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Naxkeko:snadu:wul (Two-neck)

minilohts
Owl
ts'isday
lived there.
haya:ł-'ung'
And
['ehs-ch'ina:wh]
swimming deer
xoł me'imowh
with he used to land
k'ide'-tuq
horns between
dahya:na'wing'ay
sitting.

Owl used to kill deer by driving them into the river and then sitting between their horns until they landed.

haya:ł-'ung'
And
na:na[']k'ide:lo:s
he made ready the pack
mił
then
nahx-k'iq'os-na:diwul
Two-neck
ch'ite'ina:wh
used to come along.
haya:ł-'ung'
And
xong
he
ye:
instead
ya[']k'iwiwh-e:
used to carry it away.

When he had the meat dressed and packed up ready to carry home, Two-neck used to come along and carry it off for himself.

haya:ł-'ung'
And
mine:jixomił
after a time
xontehł-taw
Coyote
ch'iningyay
came along
haya:ł-'ung'
and
'a'de:ne'
said,
duxwe:t-ung'
"Why
k'iłixun
venison
do:-xole:n
all gone?"

One day Coyote came to Owl's house and said, "Why have you no venison?"

haya:ł-'ung'
And
'a'de:ne'
he said,
duxwe:t-ung'
"Something
nohwung
from us
dahyide'wiwh-e:y
always carries it off."

"Something always takes it away from us," said Owl.

haya:ł-'ung'
And
'a'de:ne'
he said
whe:
"I,
se:sehłwin-te:
I will kill it."
haya:ł-'ung'
And
'a'de:ne'
he said,
xa' do:ng'
"All right."

"I will kill him," said Coyote.

haya:ł-'ung'
And
q'ut
yisxung-hit
next morning
xoł me:ne:me:n
with him he landed.
xontehł-taw
Coyote
'e:ng'
q'ut
ch'inehsday
was sitting
k'itah-ding
in the brush
ming-xw 'a:na:xowilaw
for him ready for a fight.

The next morning when Owl landed with his deer, Coyote was sitting in the brush ready to fight.

haya:ł-'ung'
And
q'ut
na:na[']k'ide:lo:s
he had fixed the load
mił
then
ch'iningyay
came
nahx-k'iq'os-na:diwul
Two-neck.

As soon as the load was ready Two-neck came along as usual.

xontehł-taw
Coyote
ya[']wing'a:
sitting
k'itah-ding
in the brush
duxwe:di-gya' 'ungt'e:
(saw) how he looked.
hay
That
ch'e[']ningya:-te:-ne'in
was going to come out
xontehł-taw
Coyote,
do:-heh ch'e[']ningyay
he did not come out.

Coyote, from his place in the brush, saw what sort he was and decided not to come out.

haya:ł-'ung'
And
q'ut
nahx-k'iq'os-na:diwul
Two-neck
'a'de:ne'
said,
xa'
"Come,
whiq'it-ch'ing'
on me
k'iłchwit
push it."

Then Two-neck said, "Come lift the load onto my back."

haya:ł-'ung'
And
q'ut
xoq'it-ch'ing'
on him
k'e[']niłchwit
he had pushed it
mił
then
ninch'ing'
toward the ground
me:na[']niłchwit
he pushed it back.
q'ut
xong
He
xontehł-taw
Coyote
'a'de:ne'
said
xa'a[']xo:leh-ne'
he should do that.

As Owl was lifting it up he suddenly pushed it back toward the ground.

haya:ł-'ung'
And
nahx-k'iq'os-na:diwul
Two-neck
'a'de:ne'
said,
duxwe:t-ung'
"What
'ullaw
are you doing?"

"What are you doing?" said Two-neck.

haya:ł-'ung'
And
minilohts
Owl
'a[']de:ne'
said,
duxwe:t-ung'
"What
na:'awht'ing
am I doing?"

"Well, what am I doing?" said Owl.

haya:ł-'ung'
And
q'ut
hay
ya[']k'ingwe:n-e:
he had carried it off
mił
then
minilohts
Owl
ch'iningyay
came to
hay
the
xontehł-taw
Coyote
ya[']wing'a:-ne'in-ding
had been sitting place.

When Two-neck had carried it off, Owl came to the place where Coyote had been lying in wait.

do: 'ungya'
He saw
ch'ixole:n-e:
he was gone.

He was not there.

haya:ł-'ung'
And
xontah-ch'ing'
to the house
xa:na:'usdiyay
he went back up.
xontehł-taw
Coyote
'ungya'
(Owl) saw
xong'
fire
mina:na[']k'ide:lq'ay'
sitting with one leg each side.

When Owl got back to his house he found Coyote sitting with his legs stretched each side of the fire.

haya:ł-'ung'
And
minilohts
Owl
'a'de:ne'
said,
ning
"You,
xwa:-ne:sing'
don't you remember,
'uniłde:ne'
I told you,
me:tsah 'un ch'ixosin
he is a terrible fellow?"

"Don't you remember? I told you he was a terrible fellow," said Owl.

haya:ł-'ung'
And
xontehł-taw
Coyote
'a[']de:ne'
said,
yisxun-de'
"Tomorrow
xose:sehłwin-te:
I will kill him."

"Well, I will kill him to-morrow," said Coyote.

haya:ł-'ung'
And
q'ut
yisxung-hit
next morning
xoł
with him
minilohts
Owl
['ehs-ch'ina:wh]
a deer
me:ne:me:n
landed.

The following morning Owl brought another deer to land.

haya:ł-'ung'
And
q'ut
na:na[']k'ide:lo:s
he had made the load
mił
then
q'ut
nahx-k'iq'os-na:diwul
Two-neck
ch'e[']ningyay
came out.

When the load was ready, Two-neck came along.

xontehł-taw
Coyote
'e:ng'
q'ut
ya[']wing'a:
was sitting
ming-xw 'a:na:xowilaw
for him ready to fight.

Coyote was watching ready to fight.

haya:ł-'ung'
And
q'ut
nahx-k'iq'os-na:diwul
Two-neck
'a[']de:ne'
said,
xa'
"Come,
whiq'it-ch'ing'
on me
k'iłchwit
push it."

"Come lift the load on my back," said Two-neck.

haya:ł-'ung'
And
q'ut
minilohts
Owl
q'ut
xoq'it-ch'ing'
on him
k'e[']niłchwit
lifted it up
mił
then
ninch'ing'
toward the ground
me:na[']niłchwit
pushed it back
haya:ł-'ung'
and
xontehł-taw
Coyote
q'ut
ch'e:ch'ilto'n
jumped out.
haya:ł-'ung'
And
ła'ay-xw
really
na[']nehłwa:tł'
he struck
hay
the
xoq'os na:łiqiwh-ding
place where his neck was crotched.

As Owl was lifting it up he jerked it back. Coyote jumped out and struck the monster where his neck was crotched.

ła'ay-xw
Really
xoq'os-ne'in
his neck used to be
ya:lto'n-e:
jumped off.
haya:ł-'ung'
Then
xa:di-dung'
immediately
łe:na:k'ildiwhot'
it grew back on.

The heads fell off but jumped back again.

haya:ł-'ung'
Then
'aht'in-ding
all over
xoh
in vain
na[']niłkis
he cut him.
do:-heh ch'ich'it
He did not die.

Coyote slashed him all over with his knife but could not kill him.

tł'ohtse'
A sedge
mixa:
after
dahch'idiwilła:t
he ran,
haya:ł-'ung'
and
hay
it
mił
with
ya[']xohsme:tł'
he whipped him.

Then he ran to the river and got a sedge and whipped him with that.

haya:ł-'ung'
Then
'aht'in-ding
every place
naydehłdow
he cut him.
hayahujit
And then
ch'ich'it-e:
he died.

Two-neck, cut everywhere, died.

hayahujit-'ung'
And then
ya:ya[']k'inge:n
they packed up
haya:ł-'ung'
and
xontah-ding
home
xa:ya[']k'iswe:n
they carried it.

Owl and Coyote carried the meat home.

hijit
Then
ya[']k'iwingya'n
they ate.
haya:ł
And
xontehł-taw
Coyote
'a[']de:ne'
said,
keh
"Well
yide'-ch'in'
down
na:wha:
I will walk."

When they had eaten, Coyote said, "Well, I am going to walk down the river a way."

haya:ł-'ung'
And
minilohts
Owl
'a[']de:ne'
said,
xa'
"All right."

"Very well," said Owl.

haya:ł-'ung'
And
q'ut
ch'itehsyay
he went
ch'iqa:l
walking
yide'
down river.
ye:w
In the distance
'ungya'
he saw
yida:ch'ing
from down river
ch'iqa:l-e:
walking along
tsumehstł'o:n
a woman.

As Coyote was walking along he saw a woman coming towards him.

haya:ł-'ung'
And
hayah
there
xode:'isyay
he met her.
kya'
Dress
łiqay
white
wha:ne:
all
xoch'ing'-na:silay
she was dressed in.

When he met her he saw she was dressed all in white.

haya:ł-'ung'
And
xontehł-taw
Coyote
ch'inehł'e'n
looked.
hay
That
xokya'
her dress
sa:k'iding-'ungya'
he saw with surprise
k'iq'ah
deer-fat
hay
xokya'
her dress.

On looking closer he was surprised to see that her dress was of deer fat.

haya:ł-'ung'
And
hayah
there
ch'ixosehłwe:n
he killed her
hay
her
xokya'
dress
wung
for.
hayahujit-'ung'
And then
hayah
there
k'iwinya'n
he ate it.
de:di-de:
He found out
k'iłixun
deer
k'iq'ah
fat
hay
xokya'
her dress
wilchwe:n
was made of.

He killed her on the spot for the sake of her dress which he ate.

de:di-de:
He found out
chw'ahl
frog
hay
the one
ch'iqa:l
walking.

The woman was Frog.

haya:ł-'ung'
And
yide'
down
ch'itehsyay
he went
ch'iqa:l-hit
as he walked
de:t
there
'ungya'
he saw
xontah
house
sa'a:n-e:
standing.
haya:ł-'ung'
And
hayah
there
ch'iningyay
he came.

Coyote walked on till he came to a house, which he entered.

sa:k'iding-'ungya'
He saw with surprise
xixe:x*
boys
dunłungwho'
several
sida:
sitting.

Several boys were sitting there.

haya:ł-'ung'
And
xontehł-taw
Coyote
'a[']de:ne'
said,
da:ydi-xw
"Where
xolung sahwinde'n-e:
are all gone?"

"Where are they all gone?" asked Coyote.

haya:ł-'ung'
And
'a:ya[']diwe:ne'
they said,
xutł'e'-dung'
"This morning
yinuq
up
ch'itehsyay
went
hay
that
k'iwingxoya:n
old man.
haya:ł-'ung'
And
do: 'ungya' na:'indiyay-e:
he has not come back yet.

"This morning the old man went up the valley and has not come back yet.

yiwiding-hit
Finally
xoka:
after him
ch'itehsyay
she went.

After awhile the old woman went after him.

haya:ł-'ung'
And
'a:yayxołdiwe:ne'
they said,
do:ng'
nide:sina:wh 'ung
"Didn't you meet her?"

Didn't you meet her?" they said.

haya:ł-'ung'
And
xontehł-taw
Coyote
'a[']de:ne'
said,
daw
"No."

"No," said Coyote.

haya:ł-'ung'
And
ya:yixoschwiwh
they smelled of him.

Then they came up to him and smelled of him.

haya:ł-'ung'
And
'a:yayxołdiwe:ne'
they said,
ning
"You
ye:
'ułchwing
smell
hay
xokyo:n'
her odor."

"You have her odor about you," they said.

haya:ł-'ung'
And
ła'ay-xw
really
xoq'it
on him
dahxo:ng'a:n
they jumped.
hayah
There
k'iłch'ixa:nyay
they fought.

Then they attacked him and there was a fight.

haya:ł-'ung'
Then
xoh
in vain
de[']de'imil
he pushed them in the fire.
tahna:xo'awh
They jumped out.

Over and over again he pushed them into the fire only to see them jump out again.

yiwiding-hit-'ung'
Finally
ch'ite:ch'it
he was worn out.
haya:ł-'ung'
And
'a:ya:ydiwe:ne'
they said,
nehe:-'eng'
"Us
do:-xoling
you can't
nohsiłwe:
kill."
nehe:-'eng'
"Our
nohkyung-sa'a:n
hearts
ye:w
way up
min'-tsida'
smoke hole
k'iwidchwoq'-q'eh
are strung on a line."

When he was nearly dead with the exertion, they said, "You can't kill us, our hearts hang in a row there in the smoke-hole."

haya:ł-'ung'
Then
xontehł-taw
Coyote
ya[']wilto'n
jumped up
haya:-ch'ing'
there
mixa:
after
hay ya:-
their
mikyunsa'a:n
hearts.
haya:ł-'ung'
And
de[']diwime:tł'
he threw in the fire
hay ya:-
their
mikyunsa'a:n
hearts.

Then Coyote jumped up, got their hearts, and threw them in the fire.

hayahujit
And then
ya:dmil-e:
they fell back.

The boys fell back dead.

haya:jit-'ung'
And then
hayah
there
xontehł-taw
Coyote
k'iwinya'n
ate.
ła'ay-xw
Really
xolung sa'a:n-e:
there was much
k'iłixun
venison.
haya:ł-'ung'
And
hayah
there
ch'iwinda'
he stayed.
ch'inehłya:n
He ate up
'aht'ing
all
hay k'iłixun
that venison.

A great quantity of venison was stored in the house and Coyote stayed until he had eaten it all.

haya:ł-'ung'
And
na[']tehsdiyay
he went home
na:yinuq
back up
minilohts
Owl
xoch'ing'
toward,
xwa:xun[']
for whom
łe[']diwiliw
he had killed several.

Then he went back to see Owl for whom he had killed so many.

haya:ł-'ung'
And
na:'ndiyay
he got
hay
where
minilohts
Owl
ts'isda:-ding
lived.
sa:k'iding-'ungya'
He saw with surprise
xontah
house
miq'it
on top
xa:na:k'ixo:lda'a'
grown over with grass.

When he got to the house he was surprised to see grass growing all over the roof.

xontah
House
yehna[']widyay
he went in.
haya:ł-'ung'
And
ya:na[']wehs'a'
he sat there.

He went in and sat down.

haya:ł-'ung'
And
'ungya'
he heard
ming'-king[']-xw
back of the house
na[']k'ixusdinah-ts'iw
someone moving.

After a little he heard a noise outside.

haya:ł-'ung'
And
xontehł-taw
Coyote
'a[']de:ne'
said,
xa'uleh
"Do that."
haya:ł-'ung'
And
xontehł-taw
Coyote
ch'ite:'e'n
looked
hay
no:na:witse:-ch'ing'
toward the doorway.

"That is right," said Coyote, looking toward the door through which he fancied someone was about to come in.

haya:ł-'ung'
And
yiwiding-hit
finally
xontehł-taw
Coyote
ch'e[']ningyay
went out.
xoh
In vain
min'day'-q'
outside
ch'ite:te:'e'n
he looked around.

Finally he went out and looked around.

dungwhe'eh
Nobody
'ungya'
he saw
do: na[']wa:
going about.

No one was to be seen.

haya:ł-'ung'
And
ch'ite:ng'e'n
he looked
je:nah-ch'ing'
up.
ye:w
In the distance
'ungya'
he saw
k'ikine'
a dead tree.

Then looking up toward the hillside he saw a dead tree.

q'eh yiduq
Along up
k'e:we:l-e:
was carrying
minilohts
Owl.

Owl was climbing up this tree carrying something with him.

haya:ł-'ung'
And
milay'
on top
xa[']k'iswe:n
he had carried it
hijit
then
hayah
there
k'iłixun
venison
k'iwilme:ch
he boiled.

When he got up with it, his wife began to boil some venison.

xoch'ing'
Toward him
ya'awh-e:
he held it out
mił
then
'a:ya[']xołch'ide:ne'*
they said,
jo'
"Take it,
xontehł-taw
Coyote,
de:t
this
k'ingyung
eat,
xontehł-taw
Coyote."

Holding out a piece Owl said," Take it. Coyote, eat it."

haya:ł
And
xontehł-taw
Coyote
xoh
in vain
'a[']de:ne'
said,"
na:nahdił
Come down."

"Come down," said Coyote, but they would not.

yiwiding-hit
Finally
xoh
in vain
ya[']xong'its
he shot.
do:-heh ya:xoch'in' te'ixis
It did not to them reach.

Then Coyote tried to shoot them, but he could not hit them.

xoh
In vain
hay
that
k'ikine'
dry tree
mikin'-ding
its base
łe:na'iliwh
he tried to set on fire.
do:-heh te:'ilit
It would not burn.

After that he tried to burn the tree by building a fire at its base, but the fire would not burn.

haya:ł
And
minilohts
Owls
'a:ya[']de:ne'
said,
jo'
"Take
de:t
this,
xontehł-taw
Coyote,
k'ingyung
eat it."

All the time the Owls kept saying, "Here, Coyote, take this, eat it."

łah-xw ya[']xono:'aw
They fooled him.

They were only fooling him.

yiwiding-hit-'ung'
Finally
xontehł-taw
Coyote
'a[']de:ne'
said,
minilohts
"Owls
łah-xw gya'
just that way
na:dileh-ne'
you may become.
jahda:-q'ing'
Too
do:-niwho:ng-xw
badly
'a:whohlah
you have treated me."

Finally Coyote said, "Owls you may become since you have treated me so badly."

haya:ł-'ung'
And
q'ut
minilohts
Owls
na:ya:'isdile'n-e:
they became.

Then they turned into Owls.

de:di-de:
The truth was
xontehł-taw
Coyote
ła'
one
me:nundiyay
year
na[']wa:-xw
stayed
hay
that
'a:ch'ondehsne'
he thought
ła'
one
'e:ng'
xwe:lwe:tł'
night he had stayed.

It happened this way: Coyote thought he had been away only one night but he had really stayed away a whole year.

wint'e:t
Therefore
'e:ng'
do: na:ya[']xo:łts'it
they did not know him.
hayah
Here
no:nt'ik'
is the end.

The Owls did not recognize him as their benefactor.