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 that after a while she told him what happened every night.

He did not laugh at her at all, but looked very serious for a time. Then he asked: - "At what time do they come?" She ansvered: - "Always at the same hour - the 'Hour of the Ox."

"Very well," said her husband, - "to-night I shall hide and watch for them. Do not be frightened."

So that night the warrior hid himself in a closet in the sleeping room, and kept watch through a chink between the sliding doors.

He waited and watched until the "Hour of the Ox." Then, all at once, the little men came up through the mats, and began their dance and their song: -


Yomo fuké
Soro.. . . . . . "

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