Anansi owed money to Hog, Dog, Monkey, and Tiger.
Knock-knock! Anansi let Hog in.
Knock-knock! "That's Dog. He hates you!" said Anansi. "Hide upstairs."
Anansi let Dog in.
Knock-knock! "That's Monkey. He hates you! Hide upstairs. Hog's up there; go on and kill him!"
Anansi let Monkey in.
Knock-knock! "That's Tiger. He hates you! Hide upstairs. Dog's up there; go on and kill him!"
Anansi let Tiger in.
"Monkey's upstairs; go on and kill him!"
Tiger ran upstairs.
Anansi removed the stairs.
When Tiger came down, he broke his neck.
So Anansi ate Tiger, Monkey, Dog, and Hog for dinner.
Inspired by: Jamaica Anansi Stories by Martha Warren Beckwith
Notes: This is story 45 in the book. Beckwith heard this story from Richard Morgan; additional information in Beckwith's notes. This wonderful chain tale features Hog, Dog, Monkey, Tiger, and Lion in the original, but I had to shorten it. I also switched it to be going upstairs; in the original, Anansi dug a ditch for the last victim (Lion).
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