This is the story of Rabbit.
A long time ago- No one knows how long ago it was-- rabbit was a brave
and fearless warrior. Rabbit was befriended by Eye Walker, a witch.
The witch and Rabbit spent much time together sharing and talking.
One day EyeWalker and rabbitwere walking alongand thesat
down on the trail to rest. Rabbit said "I'm thirsty." Eye Walker
picked up a leaf and blew on it... it turned into a gourd of water...
he handed it to Rabbit. Rabbit drank the water and didn't say any-
thing. Than he said "I am hungry"
Eyewalker pickedup astone andblew onit... itturned intoa
turnip. She gave the turnip to Rappit... He tasted it and than ate
the turnip with relish... but didn't say anything.
Thetwo continued along thetrail, which ledinto the moun-
tains. Near the top, rabbit tripped and fell and rolled almost to the
bottom. Rabbit was in very sad condition when Eye Walker got to him.
She used a magick salve on Rabbit to heal his great pain and mend his
broken bones. Rabbit didn't say anything.
Several days laterEye Walkerwent searchingfor herfriend.
She searched high and love but Rabbit was nowhere to be found.
Finally Eye Walkergave up.She met Rabbitquite byaccident
one day. "Rabbit, why are you hiding and avoiding me?" the witch
"becauseI amafriad ofyou. I amafraid ofmagick," Answered
Rabbit, cowering in fear. "Leave me alone!"
"I see." SaidEye Walker. "I haveused my magical powerson
your behalf and now you turn on me and refuse my friendship."
"I wantnothing more to dowith you oryour powers," Rabbit
countered. He did not even see the tears his words were bringing to
Eye Walkers eye's. "I hope we never meet and that I never see you
again." Rabbit continued.
"Rabbit" Eye walker said. "We oncewere great friends and
companions, but no more. It is within my power to destroy you, but
because of the past and the medicines we have shared together I will
not do this. But from this day on I lay a curse on you and your tribe.
From now on, you will call fears and your fears will come to you. Be
on your way, for the sweet medicines that bound us together as friends
are now broken."
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