K'iche' Maya Oral History Project



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There were two men who were compadres. One was rich and the other poor. The poor man was not able to work, and sought work with his rich compadre. The rich man reluctantly hired his compadre to go with him in the forest to hunt but then left him in the forest to die. Note: This story is similar to another story (#102) in this collection.

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Latin American and Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico


poverty; envy; wealth; power


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Oral History #118: The Two Friends



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