Anansi and the Box of Stories: A West African Folktale (On by Stephen Krensky

By Stephen Krensky

The sky god Nyame retains the entire world's tales locked in a field. but when Anansi can trick a few of the earth's fiercest and fastest creatures, Nyame will proportion his tales. Will Anansi be triumphant?

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And you will not answer. This is no way to behave. ” 43 Mmoatia grabbed the doll’s shoulder. She tried to pull her hand away, but it was held tight. She grabbed the doll with her other hand. SPLAT! Now Mmoatia was really mad. She kicked the doll with one foot and then the other. Both were then stuck as well. 44 Anansi stepped out from the bushes. ” he asked. Mmoatia vanished at once, but that did no good. Visible or not, her hands and feet were still stuck tight to the doll. 45 So Anansi spun a web around Mmoatia and brought her up to Nyame.

41 Anansi pulled on the vine he had tied to the doll’s neck. The doll nodded. Mmoatia started eating and eating. Soon the bowl was empty. She wiped her mouth and stood up. “Thank you,” she said to the doll. The doll said nothing. “I said thank you,” Mmoatia said again. The doll remained silent. ” asked Mmoatia. “I have thanked you twice. And you will not answer. This is no way to behave. ” 43 Mmoatia grabbed the doll’s shoulder. She tried to pull her hand away, but it was held tight. She grabbed the doll with her other hand.

Asked Mmoatia. “I have thanked you twice. And you will not answer. This is no way to behave. ” 43 Mmoatia grabbed the doll’s shoulder. She tried to pull her hand away, but it was held tight. She grabbed the doll with her other hand. SPLAT! Now Mmoatia was really mad. She kicked the doll with one foot and then the other. Both were then stuck as well. 44 Anansi stepped out from the bushes. ” he asked. Mmoatia vanished at once, but that did no good. Visible or not, her hands and feet were still stuck tight to the doll.

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