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41. Turtle's Escape.

Henry Spence, Bog, Westmoreland.

Turtle fool Anansi one day. Anansi go out one day an' him catch one turtle,--quite glad of de turtle! So when he go home, Turtle know Anansi gwine eat him an' said to Anansi, "Brat Anansi, you know me fat? When you put me on, as de water boil up you tak me off, 'cause fat will mash." So when de water get warm, him blow him nose mak de water boil up. Anansi get frightened, said de turtle wi' mash! So he lay him down at de pan-side let de fat cool so him no mash, Turtle run away in de pond. Anansi lose him dinner.

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