Young Adult (18-35)
North American (General)
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Coyote steals the sun and moon. Coyote is a bad hunter who never kills anything. Once he watched eagle hunting rabbits, catching one after another more rabbits than he could eat. Coyote thought, I'll team up with eagle so I can have enough meat. Coyote is always up to something, friend Coyote said to Eagle. We should hunt together to can catch more than one. Why not? Eagle said. And so they began to hunt and partnership. Eagle caught many rabbits, but all coyote caught with some little bugs. At this time, the world was still dark. Sun and moon had not yet been put in the sky. Friend Coyote said to eagle. No wonder I can't catch anything I can't see. Do you know where we can get some light? Your right friend There should be some light, Eagle said. I think there's a little toward the West. Let's try and find it. And so they went looking for the sun and moon. They came to a big river, which eagle flew over. Coyote swam and swallowed so much water that he almost drowned. He crawled out with this for full of mud and eagle last, Why don't you fly like me, you have wings and I just have hair, Coyote said. I can't fly without feathers. At last they came to a pueblo where the cadenas happened to be dancing. The people invited eagle and coyote to sit down and have something to eat while they watch the sacred dances. Seeing the power of the cantinas, Eagle said, I believe these are the people who have light. Coyote, who had been looking all around, pointed out two boxes, one large and one small, that the people opened whenever they wanted light to produce a lot of light. They opened the lid of the big box, which contained the sun for less life. They opened the small box, which held the move. Coyote nudged Eagle friend, Did you see that? They have all the light we need in the big box. Let's steal it. You always want to steal and rob. I say we should just borrow it. They won't lend it to us. You may be right, said Eagle. Let's wait till they finish dancing and none stealing. After a while, the cappuccinos went home to sleep, and eagle scooped up the large box influence. Coyote ran along trying to keep up Panting his tongue, hanging out soon he yelled up to Ego Hold friend, Let me carry the box a little way. No, no Said eagle. You never do anything, right? He flew on and Coyote ran after him. After a while, Coyote shouted up again, friend, you're my chief and it's not right for you to carry the box. People will call me Lazy. Let me have it. No, no. You always miss everything up. And Eagle flew on and Coyote ran along. So it went for a stretch and then coyote started again. Whole friend, It isn't right for you to do this. What will people think of you and me? I don't care what people think. I'm going to carry this box again. Eagle flew on and Coyote ran after him. Finally, Coyote begged for the fourth time. Let me carry it. You're the chief and I'm just Coyote. Let me carry it. Eagle couldn't stand anymore. Pestering also, Coyote had asked him four times. And if someone asks four times, you better give him what he wants. Eagle said Since you won't let up on me, go ahead and carry the box for a while, but promise not to open it. Oh, sure. Oh, yes, I promise. They went on as before, But now Coyote had the box. Soon eagle was far ahead, and coyote lagged behind hill where Eagle couldn't see him. I wonder what little light looks like inside there, he said to himself, Why shouldn't I take a peek? Probably there's something extra in the box, something good that Eagle wants to keep to himself, and Coyote opened the lid. Now, not only was the sun inside but the moon also Eagle had put them both together, thinking that it would be easier to carry one box than to as soon as coyote opened the lid, the moon escaped, flying high into the sky at once. All the plants shriveled up and turned brown Justus quickly. All the leaves fell off the trees, and it was trying to catch the moon and put it back in the box. Chiyo Ni ran pursuit as it skipped away from him. Meanwhile, son flew out and rose into the sky. It drifted far away, and the peaches, squashes and melons shriveled up with cold eagle turned and flew back to see what had delayed Coyote. You fool, look what you've done, he said. You'll let the sun and moon escape. And no, it's cold. Indeed, it began to snow and Coyote shivered. No, your teeth are chattering, Eagle said. And it's your fault that the cold has come into the world. It's true. If it weren't for coyotes curiosity and mischief making, we wouldn't have winter way could enjoy summer all the time.