~ 10. Tiger and Anansi Eating Breakfast ~

Tiger fed Anansi a good breakfast.
"I'll feed you breakfast tomorrow!" Anansi told Tiger. "Come when you hear dishes clattering."
Tiger waited and waited. There were no dishes clattering.
Finally Tiger came anyway.
"Too late!" said Anansi. "Breakfast is over."
"But the dishes didn't clatter!" shouted Tiger.
"Try again tomorrow," said Anansi. "But when I say 'Eat eat eat!' you must say 'I don't want to eat!'"
So the next day Tiger came.
Anansi said, "Eat eat eat!" and Tiger said, "I don't want to eat!"
Anansi laughed and told him to go away.
That's how Anansi tricked Tiger twice.

Inspired byJamaica Anansi Stories by Martha Warren Beckwith
Notes: This is story 6 in the book. Beckwith heard this story from Richard Morgan; additional information in Beckwith's notes.