was approaching [crossed out: approached] with a burning brand they rise out of
the earth and having circumcised him youth
with their stone knife, instantly sank again
out of sight. The men were astonished but by
an incantation called forth the [Yiun-ulu?]
who rose out of the earth biting their beards
and each holding a "[tula?]" (stone knife)
in his hand before him.
Then having given a stone knife [crossed out: a tulau?] to the men
whom they administered, they disappeared [crossed out: 3 words]
followed by the praises of the assembled men.
After thus showing themselves in many
places as life givers they turned back northwards and at
Katitandra (Lake Eyre) one went west and
the other east and towards the north, taking [crossed out: bringing]
every where the stone knife.
Thus they still wander, ever showing themselves
as living and life givers.
The names of the two mura muras in [crossed out: these three]
[crossed out: legends mean respectively the two] the first legend is
derived from [crossed out: Kadrinalpa] the Dieri word for the
Milky Way, that of those in the second from [crossed out: the] pendant
tassels [crossed out: pf the] made of the tails of the Peragale lagotis, the
third from Yuri, life, or living. The affix
ulu means [two?]. The three [crossed out: legends befo] accounts are
versions of the same legend. The first is that of the
Yaurorka, Eastern Dieri and Yantru wunta;
the second of the Ngameui and Karauguru
and the third of [crossed out: the] Narabana, Kuyani
and the southern tribes as far [crossed out: south] as
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