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Show Notes for Episode 4 - South African Folk Tales

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:


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:

"Crocodile's Treason"

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"The Monkey's Fiddle"

Found here:


"The Story of a Dam"

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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:

Found here:



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