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The Song of the Djo'ha Pigeons. -o- It came to pass that this matter was disclosed to men. That they had formed a roost or one might say a rookery--this the pigeons did. At this time men and women and children forming a large multitude departed, they were on their way to the place where the pigeons come to roost. They arrived there in time. Then it was that the several families or ohwatciras formed their camps. Moreover there was among them a male person who had just attained the age of maturity and he had no bad habits. He was a good person. Now they also traveled about the roost. It was at this time that the upright man heard the loud noise made while the pigeons talked as they flew about in circles around their roost. The good man was watching them. He was surprised that among them as they flew there was one of a white color. They flew around a very few times only when the one of a white color separated itself and came directly towards the place where the man stood, alighting at a place near him. Then it was that it spoke, saying, "Know then that it is thou whom we have chosen to tell those things which it is necessary for us to have told. Moreover thou must tell your chief that we are displeased because there are many here among you who do not remember him who has formed our bodies. Many who think only of evil things which they might do. And moreover we desire now that they cease from these evil thoughts while ye are here. And we also believe that ill fortune will befall him who does not forsake evil thoughts. We desire that we should join together to the end that we may customarily give thanks to him who has found [[handwritten over]]formd [[/correction]] our bodies when again day dawns for us.
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