ai!" wailed Zilla. "Crafty and wise was he, and my first- born!"
I shook my head in token of my ignorance, and Ebbits looked compassion at me, while Zilla snorted her customary contempt.
"Always did Bidarshik journey in far places," Zilla interrupted proudly.
"And always did he remember the salt lake as big as the sky and the country under the sun where there is no snow," quoth Zilla.
"But there was no way to go to the white man's country," said Zilla.
"And there was no way for him across the salt lake," said Zilla.
He scowled at Zilla, whose withered lips were again writhing into speech, and compelled her to silence.
"Yet on the salt lake had he seen the fire-boat of iron that did not sink," cried out Zilla the irrepressible.
"And no longer did he eat the meat placed before him," Zilla broke in.