Pezhiu And Wabose Or The Lynx And Hare

: The Myth Of Hiawatha


A lynx almost famished, met a hare one day in the woods, in the winter

season, when food was very scarce. The hare, however, stood up on a

rock, and was safe from its enemy.

"Wabose," said the lynx, in a very kind manner, "come here, my little

white one,[46] I wish to talk to you."

"Oh no," replied the hare, "I am afraid of you, and my mother told me

never to go and talk to strangers."

"You are very pretty," answered the lynx, "and a very obedient child to

your parents, but you must know that I am a relative of yours. I wish

to send some word to your lodge. Come down and see me."

The hare was pleased to be called pretty, and when she heard that it

was a relative, she jumped down from the place where she stood, and was

immediately torn in pieces by the lynx.[47]