~ 53. Anansi and the Plantains ~

Anansi and his family were starving. 
At last, Anansi found some food: plantains. 
There were four plantains, but five mouths to feed: Anansi, Mrs. Anansi, two sons and a daughter.
Mrs. Anansi roasted the plantains, and Anansi gave one each to the children and one to his wife.
"Don't you worry about me," he said sadly.
"Aren't you hungry?" asked his daughter.
"I'm starving, dear child," said Anansi. "But never you mind."
She broke her plantain and gave half to Anansi.
The two boys did the same.
And Mrs. Anansi.
So Anansi ended up with more food than anybody else.

Inspired byAnansi the Spider Man by Philip Sherlock
Notes: This story is on p. 64 of the book: Anansi and the Plantains.

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