Oct 16, 2018
This week we narrated and discussed folktales from South Africa! Like last time, we read tales directly from one book. This one was "South-African Folk-Tales", which is by James A. Honey and was published in 1910. The book is freely available on Project Gutenburg: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/38339/38339-h/38339-h.htm
We read 3 stories from this book; "Crocodile's Treason", "The Monkey's Fiddle" and "The Story of a Dam". Here are some illustrations and stuff:
Found here: http://mpalalive.org/field_guide/nile_crocodile
"The Monkey's Fiddle"
"The Story of a Dam"
Found here: http://www.animalplanet.com/wild-animals/jackal/
The knobkirrie mentioned in the story is essentially a large stick with a knob on the end. It's used as a weapon in times of conflict and as a walking stick in times of peace. Here's a pic:
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