~ 176. Anansi and Fire ~


Anansi and Fire were friends, so Anansi went to visit Fire in Fire's house.
They ate dinner together, and then Anansi invited Fire to come visit him in his house.
"I can't walk," said Fire, "but maybe if you lay down a trail of dry brush leading to your house, then I could travel along that path."
Anansi's wife was Dove, and she said, "No! Don't let Fire come!"
But Anansi laid out the path.
Fire came running.
He burned down Anansi's house, and he burned Anansi, and then Fire himself burned out.
Only Dove survived because she flew away.


Inspired byJamaica Anansi Stories by Martha Warren Beckwith
Notes: This is story 42 in the book. Beckwith heard this story from Henry Spence; additional information in Beckwith's notes.


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