There are different opinions about the stars. Some say they are balls of light,
others say they are human, but most people say they are living creatures covered
with luminous fur or feathers.
One night a hunting party camping in the mountains noticed two lights like large
stars moving along the top of a distant ridge. They wondered and watched until
the light disappeared on the other side. The next night, and the next, they saw the
lights again moving along the ridge, and after talking over the matter decided to
go on the morrow and try to learn the cause. In the morning they started out and
went until they came to the ridge, where, after searching some time, they found
two strange creatures about so large (making a circle with outstretched arms),
with round bodies covered with fine fur or downy feathers, from which small
heads stuck out like the heads of terrapins. As the breeze played upon these
feathers showers of sparks flew out.
The hunters carried the strange creatures back to the camp, intending to take
them home to the settlements on their return. They kept them several days and
noticed that every night they would grow bright and shine like great stars,noticed that every night they would grow bright and shine like great stars,
although day they were only balls of gray fur, except when the wind stirred
and made the sparks fly out. They kept very quiet, and no one thought of their
trying to escape, when, on the seventh night, they suddenly rose from the ground
like balls of fire and were soon above the tops of the trees. Higher and higher
they went, while the wondering hunters watched, until at last they were only two
bright points of light in the dark sky, and then the hunters knew that they were