Up in the Sky World there lived a happy couple; the wife was expecting a child.
I have an aching feeling to eat something delicious.
At the beginning there was no world, no land, no creatures of the sort around us now, and there were no people. Yet there was a huge ocean that filled as much land as anybody could see. There was a massive vacuum of air over the water. And the birds of the sea lived in the air; the fish and the animals of the water lived in the ocean. Much above this inhumane planet, there was a Sky World, or a land of the stars.
Up in the Sky World lived gods; they were much like people.
The wife and husband lived happily, and busily. The husband was distracted in looking for things for his wife to eat, and stumbled upon a great tree in the middle of Sky World.
You want to get bark from the sacred tree? Never.
I think I should get bark from that tree. It could be a remedy...
The Great Tree grew in the center of the Sky World, which was not like any of the trees we know. It was terrific; it had flourished there forever. It had immense roots stretching out from the floor of the Sky World.
This tree was sacred, and was not meant to be broken down, or mutilated, or have any other force harm it, including the beings who lived in the Sky World.
The woman decided she needed some bark from one of the roots of the Great Tree — maybe as a snack or as a remedy, we don't know. That is what she told her husband. He didn't like the thought at all. He knew it was incorrect. Yet she insisted, and in the end, he gave in.