rueDay and the Fish
Kiru's ancestor rueDay approached the river where it turned and formed a small shallow pool. There he could see the fish swarming, their huge eyes struggling to focus stereoscopically.
rueDay decided a fish in the river might make an interesting dinner.
With this in mind he climbed a tree and cut a branch from which he carefully pared outgrowing twigs. He attached a reed to one end to which he added a soft, writhing organism he'd often seen such fish devour. Then he hoisted up the branch and threw the line into the river. All these steps taken one by one in their appropriate order enabled him to catch a fish.
rueDay's joy in seeing the fish go for the bait became alarm when it suddenly occurred to him that the fish, with an oddly identical urge to his own to appease a growling stomach, had taken similar appropriate and logical steps to find its fate at the end of the hook. To rueDay it was portentous that the fish had grabbed the hook, anticipating dinner, while the hook was floating on the surface of the water.
It was there, where the air and water met, at the crossroads of the elements, that there was a meeting of minds. rueDay released the fish, and that is why, to this day, the main staple of the tribe's diet remains papaya.
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