Then death came.
The people needed medicine against death, so they sent Cat to a medicine-man deep in the forest. "Cat is fast," they said. "He'll come back soon!"
Cat ran to the medicine-man, and he gave Cat the medicine.
Returning home, Cat bathed in the river, placing the medicine on a tree-stump. Then he forgot and ran home without it.
Furious, the people sent Cat back, but when he reached the stump, it had become a tree again!
The medicine was gone.
So trees can grow from stumps, but people who die never return.