By Mody C. Boatright, Wilson M. Hudson, Allen Maxwell
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He has made many blunders while in heaven's immigration service, blunders like giving Pepe Perancejo permission to enter paradise, for instance. He was now in a touchy predicament. But he didn't worry. "Oh, well," he sighed. " Shortly thereafter the angels of heaven sent a committee to Nuestro Señor to complain about the badly cluttered condition of the streets. "Once they were smooth, beautiful, and clean," said the committee. "You should see them now. They are badly littered with mounds, slag-heaps, and shafts everywhere.
The next morning a telegram from hell, that had been faked Page 8 by Pepe and St. Peter, was read to a group of angels from a balcony. "A gold strike in hell," said the telegram. And that was all. The following day there was only one prospector left in heaven and that was Pepe Perancejo. He chuckled about this for a while but not for long. He became gloomy. He no longer worked his claims. "This is a good place," he began repeating to himself. "Placers and lodes are everywhere. It is hard to imagine a better land for prospectors.
The animals came out, one by one, and were killed. "I give you these," said Klis-to. "I have just arrived here from the sky. When you speak of me to the me-to-se-ne-ni [Indian people] they will want proof that you saw me. Since some do not believe what their eyes can't see, I have provided you with ma-kua meat. That should be convincing since the bow and arrows of pa-ci-to are not for bear but are for small game. I-ni. Now about Ta-u-ue-a. Klis-to was still angry and wondered how he could trap and punish Ta-u-ue-a for leaving him so long on the moon.
A Good Tale and a Bonnie Tune (Texas Folklore Society Publications Series, 32) by Mody C. Boatright, Wilson M. Hudson, Allen Maxwell