ANANSI THE SIPDER
is invited first to one party on Saturday night at 7pm . . . and then another party . . .also on Saturday at 7pm. Thinks ‘parties in (your local) never start on time.’ So he ties a long rope around his waist. Sends Son #1 to party #1: saying . “Tug on the rope when the party begins and I will come.”
At the same time, sends Son #2 to party #2 with the same instruction.
Suddenly feels the rope tugged by Son #! (My hips jerk left!) He thinks “Great! I can go eat now!”
But then the rope is tugged by Son #2! (My hips jerk right) Oh-
What to do?
Son #1 thinks ‘Why isn’t Anansi here?’(Tugs -
Both sons tug at the same time!! (Anansi clutches waist and OWW!) And that is why spiders, to this day, have very narrow waists!!
THE FOURTH QUESTION
is a wonderful Chinese folktale about a poor hardworking farmer who goes on a quest to find the answer to a very important question (How to become Rich and Happy? -
But it’s a 15 minute story in my telling and I didn’t want to scare you off by including such a long story in the book!
You can watch me tell this story -