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Quail Song: A Pueblo Indian Tale

by Valerie Scho Carey

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Coyote hears Quail crying and thinks it is singing. Coyote finds Quail and demands that she teach him the song. Quail tries to explain that she was crying but Coyote just threatens her, so Quail teaches him the song. Coyote heads home but each time he forgets the song so he returns to Quail and demands the song. This happens several times until Quail puts a rock in her place and goes off. Coyote doesn't notice the difference and eats the rock for not telling him the song. Coyote breaks all of his teeth and cries a lizard hears the crying and thinks it is a song and asks Coyote for the song. Coyote cries that lizard can not tell crying from singing. Coyote finally understands.This story has a moral meaning behind it about thinking before acting and listening to others side of the story. ( )
  ecosborne | Mar 4, 2012 |
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A retelling of a traditional Pueblo Indian tale in which Quail outwits a persistent Coyote.

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A retelling of a traditional Pueblo Indian tale in which Quail outwits a persistent Coyote.

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