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This story is about the speaker's childhood. She talks about picking berries, cooking deer and living on a farm.
The speaker says that he was little when he gave his heart/life to the Earthmaker and that this is what the hearer should do too if s/he thinks this is something good and true. The speaker also says that when a believer dies s/he will be singing.
MS27 and FS4 start out with speaking about their relations. They also talk about the medicine lodge and that they grew up with the legends that used to be told in the winter time before going to bed. Both agree that they are not supposed to tell these legends (but that they may say something about them). In fact, they say, people tried to poison Oliver Lamere (Paul Radin's interpreter) for assiting PR. Also, telling these stories didn't do the Hoocąks any good. They then go on speaking about the younger people who don't know the language, and discuss the problem that when teaching the little ones their parents aren't of great help as they don't understand Hoocąk. MS27 and FS4 also say that they themselves failed to teach their own children to speak it fluently.
This is an account of how someone can become a Christian and have everlasting life.
The song "Silent Night" is sung in Hoocąk.
This is a story according to Luke 16, 27-31. The raconteur adds some sentences about Jesus being the Savior who himself returned from the dead to witness God.
This is a story about picking blueberries.
The song is about the day of death when believers will have (everlasting) life in God's kingdom.
This story is about stealing watermelons. A group of boys used to do this at night time. One day they took along somebody new who has not done this before. This boy made everybody else angry because it took him a long time to choose a watermelon and when he finally got back into the car they all realized that he brought a pumpkin instead of a watermelon.
The speaker narrates the part of the scripture where it speaks about being ready when the Lord will come (again) and when the end of this earth is near.
The song is about having everlasting life when giving one's heart to the son of the Earthmaker (= Jesus).
This part of the scripture warns people to not follow wrong prophets in the last days but to hold on to Jesus who is to come (again). (It's not clear whether it is a narration or a translation.)
This song is a prayer expressing the singers' fear to be forsaken by God.
This is a story according to Luke 16, 19-26.