Raven And The Children

Raven was out for a walk and came upon a crowd of children playing

with whale's blubber. Huge piles of it lay at their feet, and they

were throwing lumps at one another in great glee. He stopped and spoke

to them.

"Where did you get all that blubber?" he asked.

"Oh," answered the oldest boy, "we climb up that tall tree you see

over yonder and jump down from the topmost limb. As we land, we cry

out, 'Be piled up, all my blubber!' and it is so."

Raven immediately climbed the tree and jumped off the highest branch,

shouting, "Be piled up, all my blubber!"

Nothing happened except that he struck the ground so hard that he was

lame for several days. Meanwhile the children picked up the blubber

and ran off, laughing heartily.

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