Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Cronise-Ward. West African Folk Tales

Today's free book is Cunnie Rabbit, Mr. Spider, and the Other Beef: West African Folk Tales by Florence M. Cronise and Henry W. Ward. Cronise was a teacher at a mission school in Sierra Leone, and you can read more about Sierra Leone at Wikipedia.

For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image.

The book is available at Project Gutenberg, Internet Archive, Hathi Trust, and Google Books.



I. WHEN THE NIGHT HAS COME
MR. SPIDER WINS A WIFE.
II. WITH THE SPIRITS OF THE WOOD
GORO, THE WONDERFUL WRESTLER.
MR. SPIDER A CLEVER TRADER.
MR. TURTLE MAKES A RIDING-HORSE OF MR. LEOPARD.
III. A BACK-YARD KITCHEN
CUNNING RABBIT AND HIS WELL.
GOATS OF THE WOOD AND OF THE TOWN.
IV. EVENING ON THE WATER
SPIDER DISCOVERS THE WAX GIRL.
MR. CHAMELEON IS TRANSFORMED INTO A BOAT.
SPIDER, ELEPHAN' EN PAWPAWT√ĀMUS.
V. A PURRO INITIATION
CUNNING RABBIT BECOMES A KING.
MR. SPIDER INITIATES THE FOWLS.
VI. THE BURNING OF THE FARM
SPIDER TRIES TO BRUSH THE DEVIL'S FARM.
THE DEVIL TURNS PIGEON.
VII. MAMMY MAMENAH AND HER FRIENDS
A STONE THAT WORE A BEARD.
THE GIRL WHO PLAITED THE DEVIL'S BEARD.
"MARRY THE DEVIL, THERE'S THE DEVIL TO PAY."
VIII. CHILDREN OF NATURE
THE THREE TWINS.
WHICH TWIN RESTORED HIS FATHER TO LIFE.
WHICH ONE WAS MOST GREEDY.
MR. SPIDER CREATES A FRIGHTFUL TORNADO.
MR. LEOPARD SHOWS HIS HAND.
MR. LEOPARD FOOLS THE OTHER ANIMALS.
A CASE OF TIT FOR TAT.
DR. SPIDER'S FATAL PRESCRIPTIONS.
MR. SPIDER "PULLS" A SUPPLY OF MEAT.
IX. AN AFTERNOON IN THE BARREH
THE DANCING BIRD.
THE WICKED IS TAKEN IN HIS OWN SNARE.
AN OLD MAN TURNS ELEPHANT.
THE MAN WHO COULD NOT KEEP SECRETS.
X. KONAH TURNS STORY-TELLER
THE DEVIL'S MAGIC EGGS.
TOOTHACHE ENTAILED.
WHY MR. SPIDER'S WAIST IS SMALL.
XI. WHILE THE BIRDS DID NOT COME
MR. SPIDER SECURES A POWERFUL WITCH MEDICINE.
MR. SPIDER GETS INTO TROUBLE AGAIN.
A GHOST STORY.
XII. A HARVEST HOME IN TEMNE-LAND
WATCH-POT AND GREEDY.
THE ORIGIN OF THE AXE.
XIII. KONAH HAS A WONDERFUL DAY
THE NEW VERSION OF EVE AND THE APPLE.

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