Antler saw the coming storm and at once she thought of the fire.
Antler tried to get the children to play and to forget that they were hungry.
And so Antler gathered the children together and began to tell them stories.
Antler said she had often heard the Big Bear above the voice of the storm.
In spite of the stories Antler told, the day was long and dreary.
Most of the women slept that night, but there was no sleep for Antler.
As Antler lay in the deep drifts, she seemed powerless to move.
And even then they did not know that Antler had invented the snowshoe.
Of course all the people were glad when Antler returned with the men.
Antler watched the birds until she knew the spots where they liked to alight.