There is yet another among the customs instituted by him which is not found in other communities. It was intended to meet the needs of parties belated in the hunting-field with nothing ready to eat. He made a rule that those who had plenty should leave behind the prepared food,1 and that those who needed food should break the seals, take as much as they wanted, seal up the rest and leave it behind.
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