- (He was drunk and rolled his car twice
but didn't get hurt.)
- Somehow, he drove his car off the road
and wrecked his car, his sister said.
- General murmurs of sympathy.
- No one knows how it happened,
his mother added.
Then the old grandpa said in a loud voice:
- K'ad ajoodl láa, ajoolghaiísh
(He was drinking too much, of course,
that doesn't happen to one
who has eaten too much!)
- You better go with him
next time he gets paid!
They said to his wife.
From A Breeze Swept Through by Luci Tapahonso, West End Press.
© 1987 Luci Tapahonso
Books by Luci Tapahonso
- A Breeze Swept Through, Univ. New Mexico Press.
- Sáanii Dahataal: The Women Are Singing, Univ. Arizona Press.
- Blue Horses Rush In, Univ. Arizona Press. (Hardcover)
- Children's Books
- Navajo ABC: A Diné Alphabet Book, Eleanor Schick (Illustrator), Aladdin. (Hardcover)
- Songs of Shiprock Fair, Anthony Chee Emerson (Illustrator), Kiva Pub.
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