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


The sun set, and |Xue was |Xue, and lay upon the ground, and slept, was alone, and lay upon the ground and slept. And the sun rose, and |Xue awoke and . . . and stood up, and saw the sun,--a little sun,--and was ||gui, and was a tree.

And his wife saw the ||gui, and went to the ||gui, and went to take hold of a |gui fruit, and the ||gui vanished; and |Xue was a fly. And his wife laid herself upon the earth, and cried about the |gui, and died. And |Xue was a fly, and settled upon the grass.[1] And his wife lay down upon the earth, and cried about the ||gui[2]

[1. And he settled upon the grass, and the grass broke. The name of the grass is goo.

2. The ||gui is a tree. People eat the ||gui, the||gui fruit. People do not put the ||gui into a pot, but eat it raw. The ||gui has thorns.]


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