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The narrator tells the story about a young man who was very poor because he was lazy and did not want to work. When he took to stealing he claimed to be a diviner and began telling the people he stole from where he hid the stolen objects. They believed he was a diviner and paid him handsomely.
Latin American and Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico
Diviner; theft; poverty
Mondloch, James; Miguel Guarchaj Ch'o'x; and Diego Guarchaj. "Oral History #149: A Very Poor Man." (1968). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/laii_kichemaya/11