Forest Enets

My child ran after a bear

In this amusing tale, a Forest Enets man remembers a special encounter between his two year old daughter and a bear. While camping with his people in the Tundra, the man found a bear standing outside his tent and scared him off with his gun. When the man and his friends chased after the bear, little toddler followed behind them in the dark of the night.  

Recording: The story was recorded by Maria Ovsjannikova in 2009. It was transcribed on paper by Viktor Palchin, edited and glossed by Andrey Shluinsky.