~ 166. Anansi and the Avocado Tree ~


Breeze knocked over Anansi's avocado tree.
"Breeze must pay!" shouted Anansi, and he went to Breeze's house.
"I apologize," Breeze said. "Take this magic tablecloth. Just say Cloth-mine-dinnertime. But don't wash it."
When Anansi did this, food appeared! Anansi and his family had all they wanted to eat.
But Anansi's wife washed the tablecloth, and it lost its powers.
Anansi went back to Breeze, who gave him a stick. "Just say Round-about-club-out!" Breeze told Anansi.
Anansi hoped the stick would feed him too, but when he got home and said Round-about-club-out, the stick beat Anansi and all his family too!


Inspired byAnansi the Spider Man by Philip Sherlock
Notes: This story is on p. 13 of the book: Brother Breeze and the Pear Tree, i.e. Avocado Tree. In the original story, Breeze also gives Anansi a magic pot but it ceases to work after Anansi's wife washes it, and then the third time is when Breeze gives Anansi the stick. Compare the story of Anansi's Fork.


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