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Formula of Medicine for Pregnant Women (Deer's Medicine.)*
*Told at Hupa, June 1901, by Mary Marshall. The formula is said to the growing shrub, Ceanothus integerrimus. The tender shoots are then taken and chewed. The practice is followed during the first three months of the term to keep the foetus of moderate size.

nin
You
ye:-ch'in
they say
do:ng'
'a:nundiyaw
did that way,
k'iłixun
deer
k'iwinya'n-ya:n
offspring
ninist'e'
your body
me'
in
te'ilchwe'n-e:-dung'
the time when it grew.

They say, deer, you do this way when the young grow in your body.

'e'ilwil
All day
k'ing'uł-xw
you chew.
nay'iłxa'
All night
k'ing'uł-xw
you chew.

All day and all night you chew this brush.

hayah-mił
And
łah-xw
without harm
na:q'i-ch
on rocky place
nił
with you
na'ilts'it
falls
mije'e:din
the child.

You drop your young without harm even in rocky places.

ning
You
k'iwinya'n-ya:n
people
ma:
for
'a:nundiyaw
do that way.

You do this way for the sake of people.

hayah-mił
And
'a'iniw
it does it
hay
this
nitł'o:we'
your medicine.

It is your medicine that does it.

hayi-q'
That way
'awhdiyah-te:
I will fare
hay-de:t
this
nitł'o:we'
your medicine
mił
with.

By the use of your medicine it will happen the same way to me.