Forest Enets

Little dog

During a spring night, a Forest Enets herder’s reindeer gave birth to a calf. In the early morning hours, when his dog would not stop chasing after the newborn calf, the herder decided to scare him off with carabine shots. Unfortunately, he accidentally hit him.   

Recording: The tale was recorded in Potapovo in 2008 by Andrey Shluinsky. It was transcribed by Andrey Shluinsky with the help of Vitaliy Bolin and glossed by Andrey Shluinsky.