Forest Enets

Story about a bear

In this amusing story, an Enets speaker tells of two friends fishing near the Kofla lake. When they notice that a bear steals their fish at night, they hatch the perfect plan to catch him. Unfortunately, they drink too much brew while waiting for the bear’s return and miss him.

Recording: The text was recorded in Potapovo in 2008 by Andrey Shluinsky. It was transcribed by Maria Ovsjannikova with the help of Ivan Silkin, and glossed by Andrey Shluinsky.

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