Lady Louse lived there in that great big house!
All alone.
She had no friends or relatives.
Then she took it.
And she swept 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!
That's all.
Lushootseed story told by Elizabeth Kruse to Thom Hess in 1962 at Tulalip. Storyteller and Upper Skagit elder Vi Hilbert uses this story to introduce people to the Lushootseed language and culture. She does not explain the story, but encourages her audiences 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.