Lady Louse lived there in that great big house! Lushootseed story
She had no friends or relatives.
Then she took it.
That great big house.
There was lots of dirt!
When she got to the very middle of the house, she got lost!
That was the end of Lady Louse!
told by Elizabeth Kruse to Thom Hess in 1962
. Storyteller and Upper Skagit elder Vi Hilbert
uses this story to introduce people to the Lushootseed language
. She does not explain the story, but encourages her audience
s to come up with their own interpretation
, and their own ten line story about Lady Louse. A collection of these stories, inspired by this one, is available from Lushootseed Press.