What Mongoose Said

Mantis ran home, and his family laughed. 
"You look so funny!" said Mongoose. 
Then Mongoose saw the egg in Mantis's mouth, and he saw the eggs in the carrying-net. "This happened because you were greedy!" he said. "Go back to the ostrich and do what she says."
Mantis went back. When he got near the nest, the eggs fell down and rolled into the nest, and then the other things fell off too.
"You may take one egg," said the ostrich. "Share it with your family!"
Mantis did what the ostrich said, and his family feasted on the ostrich egg.


Inspired by: Sigrid Schmidt's South African |Xam Bushman Traditions and Dorothea Bleek's Mantis and His Friends.
Notes: This is a continuation of Mantis and the Magic Ostrich.

Mongoose from Pixabay.


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