~ 154. Anansi and the Two Sisters ~


There were two sisters, and nobody knew their names. 
"I'll find out!" said Anansi, and he bet big money on it.
Anansi dressed up as a baby. 
"Put me in a basket," he told his wife, "and leave it by their door."
The sisters squealed when they saw him. "So sweet!" they said. "So adorable!"
Then Anansi smiled, and the sisters screamed.
"Sister Agumma, have you ever seen a baby's mouth so full of teeth?"
"I have not, Sister Agumme, I have not!"
And that's how Anansi found out their names were Agumma and Agumme, so he won the bet.


Inspired byJamaica Anansi Stories by Martha Warren Beckwith
Notes: This is story 92 in the book. Beckwith heard this story from Henry Spence; additional information in Beckwith's notes. There's also a variation where instead of being amazed by all the teeth in Anansi's mouth, they are amazed to see such a big penis on such a little baby, and in another variation it is Anansi's long hair that gives him away. In Jekyll, the three daughters are the princesses, and Anansi marries one and becomes a wicked king: 2. Yung-Kyum-Pyung. There is also a version in Sherlock: Yung-Kyung-Pyung.


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