DOBES Archive

Story about two brothers, the younger one being clever boy ||Um-thuru. The elder brother is married to a wife who, in reality, is an elephant. ||Um-thuru warns his brother about the true identity of his wife and but the latter doesn't want to listen. ||Um-thuru kills his sister-in-law. Her family send some men in revenge. But ||Um-thuru hides the body of his sister-in-law and his brother in an anthill. He himself stays outside. When the men try to kill him, he ducks in such a skilful manner between and behind them that they kill each other instead of him until only a few of them are alive who give up and go home. ||Um-thuru sits on the the anthill praising his name and saying that he was not born like other people but emerged from the armpit of his mother.