In this delightful tale, which is one of Kipling's beloved "Just So Stories", a neolithic father and daughter are fishing far from their cave when he spear breaks and he turns all his attention toward fixing it. While he is occupied his daughter meets a native from another tribe who, due to her lack of fear and somewhat bossy nature, believes she must be a great chief's daughter.. Unable to understand her language, he hands her a piece of birchbark to show his heart is pure, and she misunderstands his intention, believing he his handing her a means by which she can communicate. She proceeds to draw a map back to her cave where he can find her mother who will provide a replacement spear.
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