The Leopard and the Pangolin

Leopard and Pangolin made an alliance. "We will feed each other," they vowed.
Leopard killed game and fed Pangolin.
"Now you must feed me," said Leopard.
Pangolin went to the house of the Pigs and spoke to Mr. Pig privately. "I often hear your wife uttering curses against you."
Then he said to Mrs. Pig privately, "I often hear your husband uttering curses against you."
The Pigs fought fiercely and killed one another.
Then Pangolin took one dead pig to eat for himself, and he gave the other to Leopard.
Husbands and wives should not believe the gossip of strangers.


Inspired by: "The Young Pangolin and the Pig Family" in Bulu Folk-Tales (in Journal of American Folklore) by George Schwab, 1914. The Bulu are a people who live in Cameroon.
Notes: You can read the original story online.

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