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  • "_Skookum tillicum_," he muttered gravely, pointing his mittened hand toward the boy.

    Connie Morgan in the Fur Country

  • My young tillicum had finished his tradition, and his great, solemn eyes regarded me half-wistfully.

    Legends of Vancouver

  • "Kla-how-ya, tillicum!" he replied, with the warmth of friendliness I have always met with among the Pacific tribes.

    Legends of Vancouver

  • AVE you ever sailed around Point Grey? asked a young Squamish tillicum of mine who often comes to see me, to share a cup of tea and a taste of muck-a-muck that otherwise I should eat in solitude.

    Legends of Vancouver

  • ES, "said my old tillicum," we Indians have lost many things.

    Legends of Vancouver

  • I had learned to love silences when with my old tillicum, for they always led to a legend.

    Legends of Vancouver

  • I thought of all the splendid courage I knew him to possess, so made answer: "But you say that the shadow of this island has fallen upon you; is it not so, tillicum?"

    Legends of Vancouver

  • In telling me the legend of "The Lost Talisman," my good tillicum, the late Chief Capilano, began the story with the almost amazing question, Had I ever heard of Napoleon Bonaparte?

    Legends of Vancouver

  • My tillicum did not use the word "lure" in telling me this legend.

    Legends of Vancouver

  • As I brooded over this strange tale of a daughter's devotion I watched the sea and sky for something that would give me a clue to the inevitable sequel that the tillicum, like all his race, was surely withholding until the opportune moment.

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