By John G. Neihardt

The recognized lifestyles tale of the Lakota healer and visionary, Nicholas Black Elk.

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And when the boy opens the door to bear away the wasted candles, "upon the fragrance of fire and wax . . " In counterpoint to this long description is one equally long that comes after the boys have left the chapel and started for 34 James A gee the river. " He sees "each separate blossom" of dogwood. " Clearly this is related to Richard's coming out of the river after having plumbed the dark depths and looked upon death. In further counterpoint is Richard's thinking about the death of Christ.

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