~ 162. Crow's Magic House ~


Crow had a magic house. 
To get in you had to say: "Liver me-yum-yum!" Then the liver in the house opened the door.
Anansi saw Crow go in the house and heard the words.
He waited till Crow came out and went away.
Anansi said, "Liver me-yum-yum!" The door opened for Anansi.
Anansi closed the door and ate the liver so Crow couldn't get in.
Then he ate all Crow's food.
Crow came back. "Liver me-yum-yum!"
Nothing happened. The door stayed shut.
Anansi came out, and Crow caught Anansi and beat him, but never could get back inside his house.


Inspired byJamaica Anansi Stories by Martha Warren Beckwith
Notes: This is story 17d in the book. Beckwith heard this story from Richard Morgan; additional information in Beckwith's notes. The story goes on to tell how Anansi tricked Crow with some boiling water that he poured on Crow which made him bald.


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