Children beware, do not drink dirty water

A quail had more than 20 children and with them she wandered over the whole country in search of water and could not find it. It was very hot and they were all crying. Where can we get some water? Where can we get some water ? But for a long time they could find none. At last, away in the north, under a mesquite tree, they saw a pcmd of water, but it was very muddy and not fit to drink. But they had been wandering so many days and were so tired that they stopped in the shade, and by and by they went down one by one and drank the water, although it was so bad. But when they had all had enough it made them sick and they died.


Russell, Frank. ‘The Pima Indians.’ Univ of Arizona Pr, 1908.

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