K'iche' Maya Oral History Project



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This is a humorous story about a man who went to the wake of his brother. Try as he might to get the man serving the liquor to give him some, he was unsuccessful. Finally he had to go to the cantina to get drunk. After burying his brother he left for home. On his way home as he was crossing through a stream, an animal in the water made a noise, and it gave him a headache.

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Latin American and Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico


Drunkenness; brotherhood; animals


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Oral History #148: A Man's Brother Died



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