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The narrator tells the story of a man who discovered that his wife is a transformer. When the husband heard of his wife's plan to feed him to some animals, the man fooled his wife and pushed her out of the house into the arms of the waiting transformers/animals. They grabbed her and ate her, leaving not a single trace of her behind. Note: This story is similar to other stories (#18, #97, #147) in this collection.
Latin American and Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico
Transformers; animals; deceit; supernatural powers
Mondloch, James; Miguel Guarchaj Ch'o'x; and Diego Guarchaj. "Oral History #106: The Adventures of a Pottery Merchant from Totonicapán." (1968). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/laii_kichemaya/49