When my brother and I were hunting for seals, a skeleton woman approached us. She tried to speak to us.
We were scared half to death and ran home to our father. The old man was amazed, and now he’s gone off to meet her.
The Inuit Brother in The Magic Drum, Tales of the Igloo, collected by Maurice Metayer, 1972. Illustration, “Praying Skeleton,” William Cheselden, 1733.