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Specimens of Bushman Folklore, by W.H.I. Bleek and L.C. Lloyd, [1911], at


The Bushmen are those who mark arrows,[1] while they wish that they may recognize the arrows, when they are shooting springbok at one place. And, when they are following the springbok spoor, when

[1. All the arrows.]

they are going along picking up the arrows they recognize the arrows. They say: "Thy arrow it seems to be, for, their mark is like this." Another man says: "Yes, my arrow is yonder." They again go to pick up this arrow. The other man says: "My arrow seems to be yonder; for their mark is like this."

|kwae[1] is that with which they make the marks. They put tto into (it), and they pound the tto together with the ||kuae; and the ||kuae becomes red on account of it; then, they mark the arrows with it.

[1. They (the farmers) call it "Harpis." (Probably harpuis, * * * "resin.")]


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