Monday, October 19, 2015

Leland. Algonquin Legends of New England.

Today's free book is Algonquin Legends of New England by Charles Godfrey Leland. For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image.

The book is available at Project Gutenberg, Internet Archive, Sacred Texts, Hathi Trust, Google Books, and there is also a free audiobook at LibriVox. Amazon has a free Kindle ebook.


Table of Contents

GLOOSKAP, THE DIVINITY.
Of Glooskap's Birth, and of his Brother Malsum, the Wolf
How Glooskap made the Elves and Fairies, and then Man of an Ash-Tree, and last of all the Beasts, and of his Coming at the Last Day
Of the Great Deeds which Glooskap did for Men; how he named the
Animals, and who they were that formed his Family
How Win-pe, the Sorcerer, having stolen Glooskap's Family, was by him pursued. How Glooskap for a Merry Jest cheated the Whale. Of the Song of the Clams, and how the Whale smoked a Pipe
Of the Dreadful Deeds of the Evil Pitcher, who was both Man and Woman; how she fell in Love with Glooskap, and, being scorned, became his Enemy. Of the Toads and Porcupines, and the Awful Battle of the Giants
How the Story of Glooskap and Pook-jin-skwess, the Evil Pitcher, is told by the Passamaquoddy Indians
How Glooskap became friendly to the Loons, and made them his Messengers
How Glooskap made his Uncle Mikchich, the Turtle, into a Great Man, and got him a Wife. Of the Turtles' Eggs, and how Glooskap vanquished a Sorcerer by smoking Tobacco
How Glooskap sailed through the Great Cavern of Darkness
Of the Great Works which Glooskap made in the Land
The Story of Glooskap as told in a few Words by a Woman of the
Penobscots
How Glooskap, leaving the World, all the Animals mourned for him, and how, ere he departed, he gave Gifts to Men
How Glooskap had a Great Frolic with Kitpooseagunow, a Mighty Giant who caught a Whale
How Glooskap made a Magician of a Young Man, who aided another to win a
Wife and do Wonderful Deeds
How a certain Wicked Witch sought to cajole the Great and Good
Glooskap, and of her Punishment
Of other Men who went to Glooskap for Gifts
Of Glooskap and the three other Seekers
Of Glooskap and the Sinful Serpent
The Tale of Glooskap as told by another Indian, showing how the Toad and Porcupine lost their Noses
How Glooskap changed Certain Saucy Indians into Rattlesnakes
How Glooskap bound Wuchowsen, the Great Wind-Bird, and made all the
Waters in the World stagnant
How Glooskap conquered the Great Bull-Frog, and in what Manner all the
Pollywogs, Crabs, Leeches, and other Water Creatures were created
How the Lord of Men and Beasts strove with the Mighty Wasis, and was shamefully defeated
How the Great Glooskap fought the Giant Sorcerers at Saco, and turned them into Fish
How Glooskap went to England and France, and was the first to make
America known to the Europeans
How Glooskap is making Arrows, and preparing for a Great Battle. The
Twilight of the Indian Gods
How Glooskap found the Summer

THE MERRY TAXES OF LOX, THE MISCHIEF-MAKER.
The Surprising and Singular Adventures of two Water Fairies who were also Weasels, and how they each became the Bride of a Star. Including the Mysterious and Wonderful Works of Lox, the Great Indian Devil, who rose from the Dead
Of the Wolverine and the Wolves, or how Master Lox froze to Death
How Master Lox played a Trick on Mrs. Bear, who lost her Eyesight and had her Eyes opened
How Lox came to Grief by trying to catch a Salmon
How Master Lox, as a Raccoon, killed the Bear and the Black Cats, and performed other Notable Feats of Skill, all to his Great Discredit
How Lox deceived the Ducks, cheated the Chief, and beguiled the Bear
The Mischief-Maker. A Tradition of the Origin of the Mythology of the
Senecas. A Lox Legend
How Lox told a Lie

THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF MASTER RABBIT.
How Master Rabbit sought to rival Kecoony, the Otter
How Mahtigwess, the Rabbit, dined with the Woodpecker Girls, and was again humbled by trying to rival them
Of the Adventure with Mooin, the Bear; it being the Third and Last Time that Master Rabbit made a Fool of himself
Relating how the Rabbit became Wise by being Original, and of the
Terrible Tricks which he by Magic played Loup-Cervier, the Wicked
Wild-Cat
How Master Rabbit went to a Wedding and won the Bride
How Master Rabbit gave himself Airs
The Young Man who was saved by a Rabbit and a Fox

THE CHENOO LEGENDS.
The Chenoo, or the Story of a Cannibal with an Icy Heart
The Story of the Great Chenoo, as told by the Passamaquoddies
The Girl-Chenoo

THUNDER STORIES.
Of the Girl who married Mount Katahdin, and how all the Indians brought about their own Ruin
How a Hunter visited the Thunder Spirits who dwell on Mount Katahdin
The Thunder and Lightning Men
Of the Woman who married the Thunder, and of their Boy

AT-O-SIS, THE SERPENT.
How Two Girls were changed to Water-Snakes, and of Two others that became Mermaids
Ne Hwas, the Mermaid
Of the Woman who loved a Serpent that lived in a Lake
The Mother of Serpents
Origin of the Black Snakes

THE PARTRIDGE.
The Adventures of the Great Hero Pulowech, or the Partridge
The Story of a Partridge and his Wonderful Wigwam
How the Partridge built Good Canoes for all the Birds, and a Bad One for Himself
The Mournful Mystery of the Partridge-Witch; setting forth how a Young
Man died from Love
How one of the Partridge's Wives became a Sheldrake Duck, and why her
Feet and Feathers are red

THE INVISIBLE ONE

STORY OF THE THREE STRONG MEN

THE WEEWILLMEKQ'
How a Woman lost a Gun for Fear of the Weewillmekq'
Muggahmaht'adem, the Dance of Old Age, or the Magic of the Weewillmekq'
Another Version of the Dance of Old Age

TALES OF MAGIC.
M'teoulin, or Indian Magic
Story of the Beaver Trapper
How a Youth became a Magician
Of Old Joe, the M'teoulin
Of Governor Francis
How a Chiefs Son taught his Friend Sorcery
Tumilkoontaoo, or the Broken Wing
Fish-Hawk and Scapegrace


The Giant Magicians

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