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The Last Leseserrkab on Uripiv

The Last Leseserrkab on Uripiv Told by Elder Mark of Emil Potun Once upon a time there was a Leseserrkab (a leseserrkab or lisepsep is a mythic creature of human-like form that is very strong and has very long hair. It lives in the bush in caves or trees and is harmless--most of the time). She lived in a cave at a place known as Ji Nawu on the other side of the island of Uripiv. The cave is commonly known as Bereng Dialovlov (Cave of "Soft Shit"). In the cave lived this female Leseserrkab. She often used to chase after children, catch them and eat them inside her cave. When children went out fishing on the reef in the morning, she would come out of her cave and chase after them. When she caught them she would go back to her cave and eat them. The old men of the island soon became fed up with the Leseserrkab eating their children. "We must try and do something about this before she eats up all the children of the island," they said. "Let us kill the Leseserrkab because she is eating up all our children." So one day they all set out, saying, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

The Last Leseserrkab on Uripiv

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 19 (2) – Aug 13, 2007

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Told by Elder Mark of Emil Potun Once upon a time there was a Leseserrkab (a leseserrkab or lisepsep is a mythic creature of human-like form that is very strong and has very long hair. It lives in the bush in caves or trees and is harmless--most of the time). She lived in a cave at a place known as Ji Nawu on the other side of the island of Uripiv. The cave is commonly known as Bereng Dialovlov (Cave of "Soft Shit"). In the cave lived this female Leseserrkab. She often used to chase after children, catch them and eat them inside her cave. When children went out fishing on the reef in the morning, she would come out of her cave and chase after them. When she caught them she would go back to her cave and eat them. The old men of the island soon became fed up with the Leseserrkab eating their children. "We must try and do something about this before she eats up all the children of the island," they said. "Let us kill the Leseserrkab because she is eating up all our children." So one day they all set out, saying,

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Aug 13, 2007

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