~ 7. Tiger and Anansi's Knives ~

Tiger and Anansi went walking together.
"I have a knife," Anansi said. "Do you?"
"I do!" said Tiger.
Then Anansi said, "I'm scared of your knife, Tiger."
"I'm scared of yours too, Anansi!"
"We should throw away our knives," said Anansi. "I'll go first!"
Anansi threw something away, but it wasn't his knife; it was a rock.
"Now you!" said Anansi.
Tiger threw away his knife.
Then they came to some pineapple.
Anansi shouted, "You need a knife to eat pineapple," and he started eating.
Tiger didn't have a knife, so he couldn't eat pineapple.
Anansi had tricked Tiger again!

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


  1. Haha brain defeats brawn yet again!

    1. I am so glad you are enjoying the stories! :-)

    2. He likes them because Anansi reminds him of himself. He's my little brother and he is always using cunning to get what he wants :-(

  2. I think Tiger needs to eat Anansi in revenge for all these clever tricks