To celebrate his marriage to Hyena, Jackal stole a cow from the Ant-People.
He butchered the cow and cooked the meat; then he took the cowhide and gave it to Hyena for a wedding dress.
When the Ant-People discovered that Jackal had stolen their cow, they came running. They beat the cow to drive it home, and from inside the cowhide, Hyena said, “Oh, Jackal! You are kissing and hugging me very hard!”
Then the cowhide fell off; she saw it was not Jackal after all, and when the Ant-People saw Hyena, they chased her and hit her even harder.
[a Khoekhoe story from Namibia]
Inspired by: "The Jackal's Bride" in Reynard the fox in South Africa; or, Hottentot fables and tales by W. Bleek, 1864.
Notes: You can read the original story online. The original story combines two plots: one plot is about Jackal stealing the cow; the other plot is about Jackal tricking Lion. You can read the other story here: Jackal's Wedding Feast.
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