The Cuckoo





The male cuckoo is called kakkok, the female tutut. Both are

beautiful birds, and live in the sky. But in spring they come down to

earth, to build their beautiful bottle-shaped white nests. Happy the man

who gets one of these nests, and lets no one else see it. He will become

rich and prosperous. Nevertheless, it is unlucky for a cuckoo to light

on the window-sill and look into the house; for disease will come there.

If it lights on the roof, the house will be burnt down.--(Written down

from memory. Told by Penri, 16th July, 1886.)





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