Gatan and Talaw
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This book can be used as a tool for learning, whether in the classroom or at home. The drawings are of Sagada, a small town in the Mountain province. Note the reproduction of a Sagada Igorot house on page 3--pyramidic in shape, made of cogon grass and slabs of wood, and built close to the ground because of the cold weather. The authentic Sagada house is not nailed, but tied and pegged; it has no windows, but has a single opening that serves as the door. In this tale, Gatan married his star maiden, Talaw, to protect her honor. Also, after Talaw bears him a son, Gatan's love for and trust in her grows deeper. -J.A.M. (March 1984)