Forest Enets

The musk-rat

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While fishing in the Tundra, the narrator and his friend Gena find a musk-rat in his fishing net. The narrator skins it and hangs it on a tree branch to dry, with a view to eat it later. However, when a gush of wind makes the dead animal fall on the ground, it is devoured by the narrator’s greedy dog.  

Recording: The story was recorded by Natalya Stoynova and Maria Ovsjannikova in 2010. It was transcribed by Andrey Shluinsky with the help of Vitaliy Bolin and glossed by Andrey Shluinsky.