~ 119. Anansi, Alligator, and the Pepper-Pot Soup ~

Alligator and Anansi cooked a pot of pepper-pot soup. 
Then Alligator challenged Anansi to a diving contest. "Whoever wins gets all the soup!"
"Okay," said Anansi. "You go first."
Alligator dived deep deep deep down into the river.
Meanwhile, Anansi ate the soup.
When Alligator emerged, Anansi shouted, "Monkeys came and ate the soup!"
Then Anansi ran to Monkey-Town; he was faster than Alligator, so he got there first.
He taught the Monkeys a song: "We love pepper-pot, we love pepper-pot soup!"
The Monkeys sang the song.
When Alligator heard them singing, he shouted "Thieves!" 
Alligator ate all the Monkeys!

Inspired byAnansi Folktales in the Diaspora by Victorine Grannum-Solomon
Notes: This story appears on p. 45 of the book: Brer Anancy and the Pepper-Pot.

1 comment:

  1. Delighted to see that not only did Anansi get all the soup but he framed the monkeys and got away with it!