~ 87. Anansi and the Rabbit in the Road ~


Anansi was carrying a basket of fish.
Rabbit wanted those fish, so he lay down in the road and played dead.
"I don't need a dead rabbit," Anansi thought to himself. "I've got fish!"
Anansi kept walking.
Rabbit ran through the grass to get ahead of Anansi and lay down again.
"Maybe I should take these rabbits!" Anansi thought. He put down his fish and ran to get the first rabbit.
But that rabbit was gone.
When Anansi ran back, the second rabbit was gone.
And so was his basket of fish!
Rabbit had fooled Anansi and taken his fish.


Inspired byFolklore of the Antilles by Elsie Clews Parsons.
Notes: You can see Parsons' story and notes here. Parsons heard the story from Anderson Cook.


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