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 [36. Horse and Anansi.]


36. Horse and Anansi.

For the trick of sending after fire in order to enjoy the whole of a common store compare Koelle, 166-167; Tremearne, 255, 263; Hartt, 34; Harris, Friends, 79-80; Nights, 282-284; Christensen, 89; Georgia, JAFL 32:403.

For the trick of leaving the knife or the spoon behind, see number 11 in this collection.

For the fire-test see 21a and note to number 9.

It is clear, from the picture drawn of Horse as he starts for the Fire, that the story-teller thinks of the actors in the story as animals, even when he shows them behaving like human beings.

Next: Note 37. Anansi in Monkey Country.