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This is the story of Kuman txan ika, a spirit which knows how to crack open ("txan ika") the fruit of the Kumaru tree (Kuman). The Kuman txan ika steals the necklace of the rat who uses a trick to get it back from him. When Kuman txan ika finds out, he wants to take revenge on the rat and kill it. The rat pretends that it has taken poison and died, and Kuman txan ika, believing it, gets very sad.
The story explains the origin of the moon as the head of a man.
Mario talks about the feasts of Katxa Nawa and Mariri.
Mario tells the story of his life whereby he also talks about his contact with non-indigenous people, especially other researchers.
The story is about two Cashinahua men who get lost in the forest.
The story is also contained in Capistrano's story collection.
The story is about how the Cashinahua learned how to have sex by observing the monkeys.
The story is about an old woman who can only eat corn which is not yet fully ripened because she does not have teeth any more. She is cheated by her daughter and her son-in-law who do not want her to eat up their harvest. When she finds out that the corn has fully ripened and become hard and that they hadn't told her on purpose when it was at the stage for her to eat it, she goes into the forest and turns into an armadillo. This story is also contained in the story-collection by João Capistrano de Abreu.
The story is about the child of a female spirit who lives at a little river (igarapé).
The story is about a bad hunter who accompanies his relatives on a hunting trip. isThe others are good hunters and try to play a trick on him, but in the end he is the one who by chance manages to kill much more game than the others.
Mario gives a description of the feast of Haika.
The story is also in the story collection by Capistrano de Abreu. It is about a woman who meets a ravenous frog.
The story has a man (an "Inka") as a protagonist who tells women a lie to lure them away, kill and eat them. When there are no women left who fall for his lie, he resolves to eat part of his own thigh. When he cuts into his leg he cuts his artery and dies.
The story is about two brothers called Naexewandua and Ibadua. Ibuadan is the lover of his brother's wife. He gets ill during a hunting trip and gets very thin. When he returns he is ashamed and does not want to be seen by his lover. She manages to find him and takes care of him.