We have come to meet alive, Swimmer.

Do not feel wrong about what I have done to you, friend Swimmer, for that is the reason why you come that I may spear you, that I may eat you, Supernatural One, you, Long-Life-Giver, you, Swimmer.

Now protect us,

Me and my wife, that we may keep well, that nothing may be difficult for us that we wish to get from you, Rich Woman-Maker.


Call after you your father and your mother and uncles and aunts and elder brothers and sisters to come to me also, you, Swimmers, you Satiater.

- Kwakiutl Legends, As told to Pamela Whitaker by Chief James Wallas, 1989.