~ 102. Anansi and Sheep and their Spoons ~

Anansi and Sheep were out walking. They each carried a spoon.
"Your spoon sure looks heavy!" Anansi said. "Bury it here. You can come fetch it when we find food."
Sheep buried his spoon.
Finally they found a house with food.
"Go get your spoon!" said Anansi.
Then, when Sheep was gone, Anansi ate all the food.
Sheep came back. "I'm hungry! And I'm tired from carrying my spoon!"
"Well, leave the spoon here," said Anansi.
They found another house at dinnertime. Sheep went back to get his spoon, and Anansi ate all the dinner.
Sheep didn't get anything again.

Inspired byJamaica Anansi Stories by Martha Warren Beckwith
Notes: This is story 11b in the book. Beckwith heard this story from William Forbes; additional information in Beckwith's notes.


  1. Haha it serves SHeep right for being gullible and trusting a peerless con-artist like Anansi!

    1. I disagree mate. I think it was really cruel of Anansi to trick Sheep like that