Specimens of Bushman Folklore - eBookCategory: Bushman HeadWith all its shortcomings, after many and great difficulties, this volume of specimens of Bushman folklore is laid before the public. As will be seen from the lists given in Dr. Bleek's "Brief Account of Bushman Folklore and Other Texts", Cape Town, 1875, and in my "Short Account of Further Bushman Material collected", London, 1889, the selections which have been made for it form but a very small portion of the Bushman native literature collected. Whether future days will see the remainder of the manuscripts, as well as the fine collection of copies of Bushman pictures made by the late Mr. G. W. Stow, also published is a question that only time can answer. In the spelling of the native text in the volume now completed, various irregularities will be observed. These have their source chiefly in two causes. One of these was the endeavour always to write down, as nearly as possible, the sounds heard at the time; the Other, that Dr. Bleek's orthography was of a more scientific kind than that of the Other collector, whose ear had been mainly accustomed to English sounds.