GLOOSCAP AND THE BABY
an Algonquin Legend
Glooscap was a great warrior of legend.
One day he boasted to a woman that he had conquered everyone in the world, but the woman laughed and shook her head.
She led him to a room where a baby was sitting on the floor. Glooscap laughed and crouched down, attempting to coax the baby to him, but the baby only giggled. Glooscap flew into a rage and commanded the baby to come to him, but the baby began to wail. Glooscap summoned all the magic at his disposal, but the baby simply cried, “Goo!” Glooscap rushed from the room, defeated, and it is said that whenever a baby says “goo,” they are remembering the time they defeated the mighty Glooscap.
Tell a story about a time when you did
something frustrating as a child that you laugh about now.