Skill and Rhetorical Finesse

Basil Johnston Ojibway Heritage
Daebaudjimod – the Raconteur

So skilled was [he] that he could hold an audience in his hand for an evening and even for a winter. Daebaudjimod knew hundreds of stories, but even more marvellous, he could make up stories. He told real stories, he told stories that could not possibly be true. Still, people listened. He could, with stories, make people laugh and cry; he could make them wonder and think; he could make them proud by remembrance and fearful by his tales of the future.

Johnston displays lots of the same skill.

And so for day 2169

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