“What shall I do,” Fox asked himself. He began to sing in order to find out.
“I would like to meet somebody,” he sang to the sky.
Then he met Coyote.
“I thought I was going to meet someone,” Fox said.
“Where are you going?” Coyote asked.
“I been wandering all over trying to find someone.
I was worried there for a while.”
“Well, it’s better for two people to go together … That’s what they always say.”
“Okay. But what will we do?”
“I don’t know.”
“I got it! Let’s try to make the world.”
“And how are we going to do that?” Coyote asked.
“Sing!” said Fox.
–Jaime de Angulo, Indian Tales
(From the first page of Shelter)