"All the stories will be yours if you bring me bees in a gourd," Tiger told Anansi.
Anansi took a gourd and went into the woods, muttering.
Queen-Bee asked, "What's wrong, Anansi?"
"I made a bet with Tiger about how many bees this gourd can hold," said Anansi. "But I don't know the answer."
"I don't know either!" said Queen-Bee. "Let's find out. You can count us!"
Then the bees followed their queen, buzz-buzz-buzzing into Anansi's gourd.
When the gourd was full, Anansi plugged the hole and took the gourd to Tiger.
"Now all the stories are mine!" Anansi shouted.
Inspired by: West Indian Folk-Tales by Philip Sherlock.
Notes: This story appears on p. 48 of the book: A Gourd Full of Bees. Anansi is catching the bees to bring to Tiger so that all the stories can be called Anansi-stories.
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