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by Dan Strasberg, Clarksville Middle School
El-la was a creator and a hero of the Patagonian Indians of South America. When he was born his father tried to eat him, but a rat carried El-la to its hole where his father could not enter. Later on he invented the bow and arrow and mastered how to use it. Even though he tried to eat him, El-la taught his father the bow and arrow. Then again he tried to kill his son. He followed him across the Andes and almost caught up with him, but just in time a forest grew between them. Then El-la wooed the sun's daughter, but she refused to marry him so he decided to leave the world after having taught men to hunt. He shot arrows into the sea and a green island rose up. A swan carried him there, where he rested from his work

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