This story comes from West Africa. I read this in a collection of tales some years ago, and then I heard it told by several tellers. I discovered that there were Native American versions of this story as well as a Caribbean version. I have no doubt there are many other versions of which I know nothing. It is about the perils of excessive pride and stubbornness.
This story is featured on Donna’s story collection, ‘Troubling Trouble’. It is a collection of tales from all around the world about getting into trouble as well as getting out of it. It is family friendly and great for all ages.
This digital story can be downloaded three times.
Length – 9:20