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South-African Folk-Tales by James A. Honey

SOUTH-AFRICAN FOLK-TALES

SOUTH-AFRICAN FOLK-TALES

BY James A. Honey, M.D.

NEW YORK THE BAKER & TAYLOR COMPANY 1910

COPYRIGHT, 1910, BY THE BAKER & TAYLOR COMPANY

Published, November, 1910

THE TROW PRESS, NEW YORK

AFFECTIONATELY DEDICATED TO C. F. H. AND F. I. G.

CONTENTS

PAGE

INTRODUCTION 1

ORIGIN OF THE DIFFERENCE IN MODES OF LIFE BETWEEN HOTTENTOTS AND BUSHMEN 8

THE LOST MESSAGE 10

THE MONKEY'S FIDDLE 14

THE TIGER, THE RAM, AND THE JACKAL 19

THE JACKAL AND THE WOLF 22

A JACKAL AND A WOLF 24

THE LION, THE JACKAL, AND THE MAN 25

THE WORLD'S REWARD 28

THE LION AND THE JACKAL 33

TINK-TINKJE 42

THE LION AND JACKAL 45

THE LION AND JACKAL 48

THE HUNT OF LION AND JACKAL 53

THE STORY OF LION AND LITTLE JACKAL 56

THE LIONESS AND THE OSTRICH 62

CROCODILE'S TREASON 64

THE STORY OF A DAM 73

THE DANCE FOR WATER OR RABBITS' TRIUMPH 79

JACKAL AND MONKEY 84

LION'S SHARE 87

JACKAL'S BRIDE 92

THE STORY OF HARE 94

THE WHITE MAN AND SNAKE 101

ANOTHER VERSION OF THE SAME FABLE 103

CLOUD EATING 105

LION'S ILLNESS 107

JACKAL, DOVE, AND HERON 109

COCK AND JACKAL 111

ELEPHANT AND TORTOISE 112

ANOTHER VERSION OF THE SAME FABLE 115


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