~ 131. Anansi the Preacher and Cockroach's Coconut ~


Anansi was the king's preacher, and the king gave him a black suit.
Anansi was proud of his preacher-suit.
Cockroach was Anansi's neighbor, and Cockroach's coconut tree grew near Anansi's house. There was a coconut dangling from a branch hanging over Anansi's land. Anansi took that coconut!
"That was mine!" shouted Cockroach.
"It was on my side!" shouted Anansi.
Cockroach waited till Anansi put his preacher-suit on the clothesline to dry.
When the wind blew it to Cockroach's side, he snipped the suit in half.
Anansi was embarrassed!
He couldn't preach on Sunday, and the king threw him in prison.


Inspired byThe Magic Pot: Nansi Stories from the Caribbean by Odeen Ishmael
Notes: This is story 4. Nansi and Cockroach.

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