Niwakash' 01.41


01.41.01

Tks, ne' ne tsisk huik kanhsak.

Yes, that house was haunted.


01.41.02

Ne' ky' sk' hwny ne' huya'tahst' he kanhsak.

They say somebody murdered a man and buried the body under that house.


01.41.03

Ne' nae n ti'kwa. Kw he ha'tewahsta wtti'kwa ukwenyn' ks utetkai'nist hsk ks tkanest wai tyakuta'.

I don't know. But at midnight sometimes you could hear a noise under the floor of the middle bedroom.


01.41.04

Ne' wai he niyu't kanest'ke kusteu'kty.

It sounded like somebody was emptying a sack of marbles on the floor.


01.41.05

Ne' wai n'w wa'akwahtti' sh, ta un tsyakkt ne aknhkwa' n-aste aayt'.

We went out one day, and then my wife turned back to go to the toilet.


01.41.06

Ta un ha'kwist' akash' tkehkwn'.

Then I remembered something I had forgotten and went to get it.


01.41.07

Thsitwakeht he ha'tewahsn ne tyakuta', ne' n wai akash' ne' n- aknhkwa' tyesne'skwa' ne' tyutkt te'utetkae'nist wai akahtty, ne' kaini te'wt sh kunht' kw itke's.

When I came into the middle bedroom I remembered my wife complaining I move so quietly she never knows where I am.


01.41.08

Ne' u'knktayhtne'.

I rapped my knuckles on the bedstead as I went past.


01.41.09

U'kk ne' u'ytishtaist', ne' n kaini ha'teyakuya'tist.

I heard her catch her breath because she thought she was alone in the house.


01.41.10

Ta un takesnye't.

Then I spoke.


01.41.11

"Ne' nae aknht' ne' huik ne Tom k ne hanishn'," wa'k'.

She said afterward she knew it was either Tom or the Devil.


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