Gorilla's Gold Teeth

Rabbit needed gold. No time to dig a mine or rob a bank; he'd just take Gorilla's gold teeth!
He went to Gorilla's house, weeping.
"What's wrong, Rabbit?" she asked.
"God said I must eat every bite of his biggest cow, or he'll kill me."
"No worries, Rabbit!" said Gorilla. "I'll eat God's cow!"
"Thank you!" said Rabbit. "Let's gather wood to make a roasting-fire."
They gathered wood and Gorilla put the bundle on her head.
Then Rabbit set that bundle on fire!
Gorilla screamed, ran, and fell down. Her gold teeth popped out, and Rabbit grabbed them
Mission accomplished.

Inspired by: Folklore of the Antilles by Elsie Clews Parsons.
Notes: Parsons collected this story in Santa Lucia; you can find it online at Hathi Trust; she indexes it as: 1. Rabbit Seeks Endowments. In the original story, God wants the Gorilla's gold teeth as part of the wisdom quest.

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