How Poison Came into the World

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How Poison Came into the World Story taken from Keepers of the Animals by Joseph Bruchac Back when the world was new, there was a certain plant that grew in the shallow waters pf the bayous. It grew in places where the Choctaw people would come to bathe or swim. This vine was very poisonous and whenever the people touched the vine, they would become very sick. This vine liked the Choctaw people and felt dory for them. It did not want to cause them so much suffering. It would not show itself to them, because it was its nature to grow beneath the surface of the water. So the vine decided to give its poison away. It called together all the chiefs of the small people of the swamps- the bees, wasps, and snakes. It told them it wished to give up its poison. Those small creatures held council together about the vine’s offer. Until then, they had no poison and they were often swatted at and stepped on by others. They agreed that they would share the poison.
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This note was uploaded on 08/29/2011 for the course EDUCATION EDV 200 taught by Professor Webb during the Fall '11 term at UNF.

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