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house, and carries out money again on his back, and gives pigs and rawes. and makes return of his uncle's property. And he says, Tata, pay again for the kerepue; and he pays, and his nephew brings money, and pigs, and rawes, and gives them to his uncle. And he says again, Tata, pay them for the mele; and he pays; and his nephew runs up and goes into the house and carries out money, and gives pigs and rawes, and makes return of his uncle's property. And that money will never come to an end, because his mother was Ro Som (i. e. Money); and she sits in the house and is hard at work multiplying that money. And he says again, Tata, pay them again for the tetug; and he pays; and his nephew runs up and goes into the house, and carries out money, and gives pigs and rawes, and makes return of his uncle's property. And he says again, Tata, pay them again for the lano; and he pays them; and his nephew makes return of his property again. And he says again, Tata, pay them for the qorqorolava; and he pays; and his nephew makes return of his property, brings pigs, and brings rawes, and makes return again to his uncle. And thus it went on till he rose to the top, till he ate right through all the ranks of the suqe. After that he says to his uncle again, Tata, let us two make a kolekole; and his uncle says, Very well. And he makes a kolekole for a stone, a sewere, makes one for an image, nule, makes one for a gamal, makes one for a wenereqoe, pig's tail, makes one for a wetapup, chicken's feathers, makes one for a sarlano, a hat, makes one for a liwan tamate, figure of a ghost, all those kolekoles of every sort and kind he accomplished. After that his nephew made a return of his property; he returned, went on returning, returned to the uttermost his uncle's property. And his uncle killed pigs for him; killed for the sewere, killed for the nule, killed for the gamal, killed for the wenereqoe, killed for the wetapup, killed for the kolevat, the stone, killed for the qatqatmemea, the red head, killed for the sarlano, killed for the liwantamate. And when he had finished killing, his uncle commanded the people of his village to take his pigs, and his rawe, and his money, to carry away; to carry