In ancient times, there lived a man named Phertajido. He was the first man of the Andaman Islands. He originated from the hollow of a bamboo. He roamed here and there, searched for food, and lived alone. He spent his time making bows and arrows.

One day, he shot the arrows here and there in all directions. The next day, he went to search for the shot arrows. As he looked for them, he found a spring and drank water from it, and thus discovered drinking water.

He went to look for more of the arrows and found one hidden in the roots of a potato plant. He thus found the potato and took some ...


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