~ 29. Anansi, Tiger, and Snake ~

"All the stories will be yours if you can catch Snake alive and bring him here," Tiger told Anansi.
So Anansi went to see Snake.
He stared hard at Snake until Snake asked, "What are you staring at?"
"Tiger said you weren't as long as this stick!" Anansi waved a stick at Snake. "But I said you were. You're the longest animal, so you must be longer than this stick."
"Yessssss!" said Snake. "I'll show you!"
Snake slithered up against the stick. 
Then Anansi tied Snake tight and took him to Tiger. 
"Now all the stories are mine!" Anansi shouted.

Inspired byAnansi the Spider Man by Philip Sherlock
Notes: This story is on p. 6 of the book: From Tiger to Anansi. In the full story, Anansi makes three other attempts to catch Snake which all fail, and then he tries the trick with the measuring stick, with lots of detail, telling Snake to stretch and stretch to be as long as the stick.

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