The trickster falls victim to his own folly
This is a funny story about the Cree trickster Wisakedjak, or Whiskeyjack as he was sometimes called. Usually he was the one playing tricks and jokes, but in this story the joke was on him.
One day Whiskeyjack was looking for a bite to eat. He was getting mad because he had gas and every time he was about to shoot his arrow to kill a big, fat deer he was stalking, he would fart and scare off the game. In order to punish his bum, he built a large fire and put a big rock on it. When the fire was hot, he sat on the rock.
Whiskeyjack was really in pain! He ran to the river to cool off his bum. "That'll teach you for farting like that!" he told his behind.
A while later, some scabs formed on his sore bum. As he walked, the scabs eventually cracked and fell off. Later, while walking back the way he had came, he saw the scabs on the path. "Hey ya boy! That there looks like grandmother's dried meat! I sure am hungry!" he thought. He picked up the scabs and ate them.
The deer he was hunting saw this and started laughing so loudly that they startled Whiskeyjack. "What are you all laughing at boy?" he demanded. "Oh, silly Whiskeyjack, you have been eating the scabs from your own bum!" they told him.
Whiskeyjack was so embarrassed he ran off until his gas had passed and he could get revenge by eating the deer.
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