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|I.||LEGEND OF OKONORÓTÉ||55|
|II.||LEGEND OF THE DROUGHT||60|
|III.||LEGEND OF THE GREAT WATERS||62|
|IV.||LEGEND OF KOROBONA (1)||64|
|LEGEND OF KOROBONA (2)||66|
|LEGEND OF KOROBONA (3)||69|
|LEGEND OF KOROBONA (4)||72|
|V.||WARAU IDEAS OF DEPARTED SOULS||74|
|VI.||LEGEND OF ABORÉ (the Warau Father of Inventions)||76|
|SEQUEL TO THE ANCIENT LEGEND||84|
The Waraus (Guamons, or Guaranos) were dwelling where they now are at the time of the discovery of the southern continent. The early Spanish explorers, and Sir Walter Raleigh, who followed them, gazed with wonder at their fires, seen at night half way up the trees, as their expeditions passed by.
The writer, searching for some traditions or their ancient faith or history, came, to his surprise, on the wildly romantic mythological legends which are here given.