Rabbit Learns What Trouble Is

"I don't know what trouble is," Rabbit said.
"I'll show you," said Anansi.
Anansi caught Tiger's cub, killed it, and put it in a basket.
"Give this to Tiger!" he told Rabbit.
Tiger was furious and chased Rabbit.
Then Anansi gave Rabbit a razor and said, "Hide in that hole."
"Hey, Reindeer!" Tiger yelled. "Come get Rabbit out of this hole!"
Reindeer came.
"Cut off his head!" Anansi said.
So when Reindeer put his head in, Rabbit cut it off with the razor.
Tiger ran away in terror.
Rabbit said to Anansi, "I don't want to ever see trouble again!"

Inspired byJamaica Anansi Stories by Martha Warren Beckwith
Notes: This is story 13a in the book. Beckwith heard this story from Susan Watkins; additional information in Beckwith's notes.

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