~ 24. Tiger Tries to Trick Anansi ~

Tiger wanted to kill Anansi.
"Tell him I'm dead," Tiger said to Mrs. Tiger. "I'll lie here and wait for him."
Mrs. Tiger shouted, "Poor Tiger! Mr. Tiger is dead!"
Anansi was suspicious.
"Did you hear Tiger was sick?" he asked Dog. Dog said no.
He asked Monkey and Goat and all the animals. Nobody had heard Tiger was sick.
Anansi went to Tiger's house.
Mrs. Tiger sat there weeping, and Tiger was in the bed.
"Did he make the final groan?" Anansi asked Mrs. Tiger. "The dead make a big final groan."
Tiger groaned.
Then Anansi ran off, laughing.

Inspired bySpiderman Anancy by James Berry
Notes: This story appears on p. 66 of the book: Brother Tiger Goes Dead.


  1. This is one reason why I never play tricks on people. I'd be no good at it and fail like Tiger did. I'm not clever like Anansi

    1. It takes a special kind of person to be a successful trickster. You have to be intelligent, cunning, manipulative and self-confident