|The Creator made Glooscap
and told him to teach The People. Glooscap and the people walked
together and he was there when the people needed his help. But,
sometimes, the Creator sent other people to do his work.
A long time ago, a young man and
his grandfather lived together in the woods. They were very
One night, the young man had a dream
that the Creator came to visit him. When he woke up the next
morning, he told his grandfather. The grandfather said that
he had the same dream. So they took this as a good sign.
The young man and his grandfather
prepared a feast for the visit they would be getting from
the Creator. They cleaned and cooked, even though they didnt
have much food. They made some bread and soup.
That morning, someone came knocking
at the door. When the young man opened the door, two little
children were standing there. They were very hungry, so the
old man called them in and gave them something to eat. When
the children finished eating, they helped to clean up, and
then the old man sent them on their way.
Around noon, someone else came knocking
at the door. It was another stranger, but this time it was
a youth, a young man.
Oh, please, I am so hungry,
he said. Is there any work I can do for you in exchange
for something to eat?
Well, come in, said
the grandfather. I will give you some soup.
The visitor ate the soup and helped
wash the dishes. He was very happy. He thanked both of them,
and set out on his journey to the next village.
Not long after that, someone else
came knocking at the door.
That must be the Creator,
said the grandson.
But when they opened the door, it
was a middle-aged man. The man was cold and hungry.
Please, can you help me?
he said. I am so hungry.
Well, we dont have very
much food left, and we are expecting company, but I can give
you a little bit of bread, said the old man.
The visitor ate the bread and drank
some water. He was very happy. He cleaned up before he too
started on his journey again.
It was getting dark outside, and
still the Creator had not come to see the grandfather and
Around 8 oclock, someone comes
knocking on the door. The grandfather opens the door and sees
an old man.
Please give me something to
eat. I am too weak to make it to the other village,
said the old man.
The grandfather is so disappointed
that this is not the Creator, that he slams the door in the
old mans face. Go away! he shouts at him.
Outside in the yard, the old man
had slipped and fell. He was hungry and weak.
When the grandfather and the grandson
saw this, they felt bad. They ran out and helped him into
the house and gave him some water and the last of their soup
and bread. There was no food left.
When the old man left, he thanked
them for the food. As they watched him walk away, he disappeared.
The grandfather and the grandson
were tired, so they went to sleep.
The Creator once again comes to
them in their dreams.
They ask him, Where were you?
Why didnt you come to see us today? We made a feast
The Creator answered,I was
there today. I came to see you four times and each time you
gave me food. From this day on, you will never be hungry again.