"It is forbidden to go to any of the Dead Places except to search for metal and then he who touches the metal must be a priest or the son of a priest.""I was taught the chants and the spells—l was taught how to stop the running of blood from a wound and many secrets."
"asked myself many questions that I could not answer" "It is time for me to go on my journey."
"My father watched over me…""when I boasted or wept without a reason, he punished me more strictly than my brothers."
"Toward the setting of the eighth sun, I came to the banks of the great river. It was half-a-day's journey after I had left the god-road""It was there, the Place of the Gods."
Yet, all through the night, I knew that I should have to cross the river and walk in the places of the gods, although the gods ate me up.""The current of the great river is very strong—it gripped my raft with its hands."
"The wild dogs are more dangerous, for they hunt in a pack, but them I did not meet till later""I did not try to hide myself. When a god or a demon saw me, then I would die...I was no longer afraid."