~ 94. Anansi Chasing the Goat ~


"I'm going to eat you, Goat!" said Anansi.
"You can't catch me!" said Goat.
So Goat ran, and because Goats run fast, he got away.
A few days later, it rained, and Goat ran to the nearest house.
It was Anansi's house!
Anansi opened the door and sang:
"Rain made this meat run here for me to eat!
Thank you, Rain! I'll sing it again..."
When Goat heard this song, he knew to stand back.
Anansi kept singing; Goat kept backing away.
Then Goat began running, and Anansi ran after him.
For all I know, Anansi is chasing him still!


Inspired byJamaica Anansi Stories by Martha Warren Beckwith
Notes: This is story 40 in the book. Beckwith heard this story from Richard Pottinger; additional information in Beckwith's notes. The story goes on to tell how Dog helped Goat finally escape Anansi.


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