XML version dated October 24, 2012. © Douglas R. Parks, Indiana University.

Títaku ahá’at Tihurícawat   hi ahaacawaátat .
Here he went He Goes Over , and he went over .
Wiruuahikíwahahku   hi ahahukaáta’iisat   hi ahawáku’    
There was a pond , and he went to the bank , and he said : '
Aáka’   táku asaahaáwari   tiraskíwahahku   ki’isiíra’
Oh , anyone if you are in the water , you in this pond , come
hi isuhaá’iirit =.
and see !
Cáhiks witatiíhaksta .
People they are coming .
Raaríksisu’ tiraáriisat títaku rikuraáraara’a .
Truly there are many here they who are coming .
Títaku iritátiira’ rátkuwaaka rataakuhattaárikaa’a    
Here I came for me to say for me to tell you : `
Sukstattahkatáhat táku rikuhastataraáwari =.
Get out anyone whoever is in the water !
Sukstattahkatáhat =.
Get out !
Hi isiíra’   híru hituuhaárikaa’ riiraskuutaára a isiíkisit .
And come , then I'll tell you what you can do and you'll be saved .
   
' "


Aáka’   raáwitakaaraahisu’ ahutpaksuúcaa’ hi wihiru
Oh , all at once a head stuck out of the water and here now
ahí’ Ícaas   icáskucu’ .
it was Turtle , a large turtle .
Wiruu’ahaá’ Ícaas .
Then he came Turtle .
Ahahukaáta’iisa’ .
He came to the bank .


Híru ahawáku’     Kiru riíhi’ =.
Then he said : ' Where is it ?
 
"


  Títaku taraára’ .
' Here they are coming .
Wískucu’ =.
Hurry !
  Hi ti’ahahácca rákucu’ .
" And a log was lying here a big log .
Witahaákata .
It was a hollow log .


Híru ahiwáku’     Sukskaá’at =.
Then he said : ' Go in !
Wískucu’ =.
Hurry !
 
"


Híru ahakaá’at .
Then he went in .
Híru ahirahkaawarit rattacápahtu’ .
Then he put wood in it fine chips of wood .
Híru ahiraarukáriwis .
Then he plugged it .
Híru ahí’at hi ahahiírara’ .
Then he went and he brought hay .
Hawá aharahkaáwarit .
Also he put the hay in it .
Hi caskí ahuháhcaakawista   hi riiraruuraakítawi
And a little it was going to stick out , and its being the reason
rihwícka’     Aáka’   kukaakiíka .
one'll think : ' Oh , there is not anything in there .
Tiihuksiirahkaáwa tirutiírahcaakawi .
There must just be hay growing there this sticking out .
Hi kukariiriíka’ .
And there is nothing in there .


Ráwa hi ahakaá’at Ícaas .
Now and he went in Turtle .


Hi aharahkaáwarikusitit racapáhtu’ hi ahahiirahkaáwarit .
And he began putting them in it fine chips and he put hay in it .
Hi ahawáku’     Ráwa hawiíraaraara’ .
And he said : ' Now they are coming .
  Ráwa ahahactícta’i iriirahiírahcaakawi .
" Now he lit it where the hay stuck out .
  Páhiitu’ kaásikaa .
' Still you must be .
Tahaáwiskusku kira hítaku kúsiiwu’ .
I am putting smoke here so that the other way they will go .


Ruuwituuraahíwic irahaácca ahahaákurictahusitit .
Then all at once that log the log began to burn .
Kicí witiratkií’aari’ hi aharitpahkuskatuusítit .
And it was becoming night and the coals began to spread out .
Híru ahiíku Ícaas .
Then he was Turtle .
Hi ahuúta   ahakúsit iraáku Ícaas .
And he did it : he picked him up that Turtle .
Raaruuwítaruuca’ hi iraáku   aáka’   ruuwití’
He just picked him up and that one , Oh , then he was
kuuhaáras Ícaas .
he was cooked Turtle .
Iíka’   kuuhaáras .
Oh , he was cooked .


Híru ahiwaáwaa’isitit .
Then he began to eat .
Hi ká’it ahuuhaárihta .
And salt he had (a bag of) it under his belt .
Híru ahawaáwa   ahawaáwa   ahawaáwa .
Then he ate , he ate , he ate .
Ahakaruuwaáhac .
He ate things up .
Ruurahkaruuwaáhac ruu’ahiwáku’     Aáka iriwitúraahi .
After he ate things up then he said : ' Oh that is good .
Witatkaáwaki’it .
I am full .
 
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Híru aharitpahpíraa’ .
Then he raked the coals .
Híru ahiiracákupu waátisu’ .
Then he gathered them up the remains .
Híru ahiwáku’     Títaku riiruutatikasáhista .
Then he said : ' Here I am going to lie on it .
Tíraaku tirikuriihíwic kúsuraa wirikukírikaa .
This one as he appeared to me he will look good when I wake up .
 
"


Iwiraáhku hi kuhátkasitit .
While it was there and he fell asleep .
Hi kuhátkasitit .
And he went to sleep .
Hi kíci hawá rakuukíwira raáku’a kuhuútiirit .
And but also a different one when he came he saw him .
  Ráwa   sukskiríkaa =.
' Now , wake up !
  Kuhátkasitit .
" He was asleep .


Hi ahawaawaá’isitit raáwitki .
And he began to eat them the remains .
  Ruutuúciraa’u .
' It is alright .
Witatpaawaáhista tiraáku .
Now I am going to eat them this one .
Iriwitúraahi ahaskuriiríwitka .
It is good that you saved it for me .
  Ahakaruuwaáhac .
" He ate everything up .


Híru ahiwícka’     Kira táku karariíraa’uuhu’ .
Then he thought : ' Don't let him blame anyone .
Táku karariíraspi’ .
Don't let him look for anyone .
  Kítu’ ahakstarahkicitkawaákaru’ .
" All he greased his hands all over .
Híru ahúci’a   ahítki irahaakarátawi ahituukúwarit .
Then he did it : fat his mouth he put it in his mouth .
Ruuwituucícaaka .
Then it was hanging from his mouth .
Hiru ahirúcpa kítu’ .
Then it was spread all .
Witúci’a kirittaáriri’ a atkahaaraáriri’ ahítki .
He did it on the eyes and on the ears (with) fat .
Ruu’ahickákica ahítki .
Then his face was greasy (with) fat .
Híru ahiísa .
Then he lay there .
Ruuwituucícaaka hi ahihuukúrisa
Then it was hanging from his mouth and he was lying with it in his mouth
ahítki .
fat .


Hi ahaakirikaá híraasa   kíci ruuriwiikuúhat
And he woke up the other one lying , but he must have gone
iirakaruuwaáhac haáwa’ .
the one who ate everything up again .
Ahawáku’     Aáka’   úh   iíka   hawaá
He said : ' Oh , ugh , oh , also
tiíritaakúrisa =.
what I have in my mouth !
Wikaakaatiriirarásku .
I have nothing to eat now .
Uu   itkásiri’ pitkusíhiri’ tihatuuhaá’it ratkuwaáwa’a
Oh , in (my) sleep twice I must have dreamed that I was eating
itkásiri’ .
in (my) sleep .
Tihatuksitkaspaáwa .
I must have been eating in my sleep .
Kuhtuú kítu’ kuhatkaruuwaáhac .
It seems everything I must have eaten it all .
Ráwa hawá tiriíku ahítki tiratuukúrisa .
Now also here it is fat that I have in my mouth as I lay .
Kítu’ wititihatkirittahpícistu’ a itkahaaraáriri’ .
All I must have greased my eyes and on (my) ears .
Ráwa hi ahakírikaa .
Now and he awoke .


Iraá wití’ Ícaas irakaawárika irahaácca rákucu’
When he came he was Turtle that one he put in that log a big log
ahahattarariíra’u iriiaharásika Ícaas irii’ahuhurícakat
the log he burned where he cooked him Turtle the one who was tricked
ahaácatka .
his being roasted .
Tiwirahaákawa’ac ti’ahiíraa’ .
After he ate this other one came .
Ahaá’ kici iwirihkaruuwaáhac .
He came but he ate everything all up .