Stories of the Cave People

Mary Marcy (1877 - 1922)

"In this little book I have sought, in a series of stories or sketches, to present only the first steps in human progress. Man has risen from a stage of lowest savagery, little higher than the apes, buffeted by the hand of Nature, dependent upon the wild game he might kill or the food he found ready to hand, a fearing and a furtive creature of the forests and of the plains, preyed upon by a thousand stronger foes, to a being able to provide warmth and clothing and shelter against the rains and the cold and food against the seasons. He has become a master instead of a plaything of the elements. In a large measure he has become arbiter of his own food supply and, hence, his own destiny. He has subjugated, in a marvelous degree, the forces of Nature and harnessed them to his needs." - Summary by the author

Genre(s): Science, Social Science (Culture & Anthropology)

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Phil Chenevert
Play 01 A Song of the Cave People Phil Chenevert
Play 02 The Fire Beast Geoff Blanchard
Play 03 The Ornament of Big Nose Lynda Marie Neilson
Play 04 When Run Fast Went Hunting for a Wife Lynda Marie Neilson
Play 05 Little Laughing Boy johnnyenglish
Play 06 Hunting an Echo Lynda Marie Neilson
Play 07 The Flood drandall
Play 08 Big Foot’s New Weapon drandall
Play 09 The First Planting drandall
Play 10 The First Pot Geoff Blanchard
Play 11 The Arrow Throwers drandall
Play 12 The First Priest Kathryn Phipps