In the GIFT OF STORY video series, I am briefly explaining various tales I have recorded. Here I describe this delightful and playful Nigerian folktale which encourages respect for nature, respect for boundaries, responsibility, fairness, care for the environment. It is also a warning tale about greed and carelessness.
You’ll find it on my ‘Reaching for the Moon and other wisdom tales’ album. My retelling is inspired by the wonderful US teller Len Cabral’s version of this story.