Anansi was eating a coconut, smacking his lips happily.
"What's that?" Tiger asked him.
"It's one of my balls!" said Anansi. "Balls are very sweet."
Then Anansi smiled at Tiger. "Hey, Tiger, your balls are much bigger than mine. I bet they are even sweeter than mine are! Let's go to the blacksmith. He can use his hammer and anvil to break off one of your balls so you can eat it."
Tiger and Anansi went to the blacksmith.
Tiger lay down, and the blacksmith banged him with a hammer.
Then Anansi ate Tiger, balls and all.
Inspired by: African American Folktales: Stories from Black Traditions in the New World by Roger D. Abrahams
Notes: This is story 67. Assaulting All the Senses. The story comes from Surinam. In the next part of the story, Anansi tricks Tiger's brother with a lie about monkey piss.
Every time the brainy Anansi outwits the gullible Tiger in these stories I can't help but laugh.ReplyDelete
But he tricked him into being killed. So cruel!Delete
Haha his fault for being so trusting!Delete
Me too haha. Imagine agreeing to have your balls chopped off!Delete