Folk Stories from Southern Nigeria, West Africa
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Folk Stories from Southern Nigeria, West Africa
By Elphinstone Dayrell
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  • FOLK STORIES
    • FROM
  • SOUTHERN NIGERIA WEST AFRICA
    • BY
    • ELPHINSTONE DAYRELL, F.R.G.S., F.R.A.I.
      • DISTRICT COMMISSIONER, SOUTHERN NIGERIA
        • WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY
      • WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY
    • DISTRICT COMMISSIONER, SOUTHERN NIGERIA
      • WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY
    • WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY
    • ANDREW LANG
      • WITH FRONTISPIECE
      • LONGMANS, GREEN AND CO.
        • 39 PATERNOSTER ROW, LONDON
        • NEW YORK, BOMBAY, AND CALCUTTA
      • 39 PATERNOSTER ROW, LONDON
      • NEW YORK, BOMBAY, AND CALCUTTA
      • 1910
    • WITH FRONTISPIECE
    • LONGMANS, GREEN AND CO.
      • 39 PATERNOSTER ROW, LONDON
      • NEW YORK, BOMBAY, AND CALCUTTA
    • 39 PATERNOSTER ROW, LONDON
    • NEW YORK, BOMBAY, AND CALCUTTA
    • 1910
    • CONTENTS
    • INTRODUCTION
      • FOOTNOTES
    • FOOTNOTES
    • FOLK STORIES FROM SOUTHERN NIGERIA
    • I
      • The Tortoise with a Pretty Daughter
      • FOOTNOTES
    • The Tortoise with a Pretty Daughter
    • FOOTNOTES
    • II
      • How a Hunter obtained Money from his Friends the Leopard, Goat, Bush Cat, and Cock, and how he got out of repaying them
    • How a Hunter obtained Money from his Friends the Leopard, Goat, Bush Cat, and Cock, and how he got out of repaying them
    • III
      • The Woman with Two Skins
    • The Woman with Two Skins
    • IV
      • The King's Magic Drum
    • The King's Magic Drum
    • V
      • Ituen and the King's Wife
    • Ituen and the King's Wife
    • VI
      • Of the Pretty Stranger who Killed the King
    • Of the Pretty Stranger who Killed the King
    • VII
      • Why the Bat flies by Night
    • Why the Bat flies by Night
    • VIII
      • The Disobedient Daughter who Married a Skull
    • The Disobedient Daughter who Married a Skull
    • IX
      • The King who Married the Cock's Daughter
      • FOOTNOTES
    • The King who Married the Cock's Daughter
    • FOOTNOTES
    • X
      • The Woman, the Ape, and the Child
    • The Woman, the Ape, and the Child
    • XI
      • The Fish and the Leopard's Wife; or, Why the Fish lives in the Water
    • The Fish and the Leopard's Wife; or, Why the Fish lives in the Water
    • XII
      • Why the Bat is Ashamed to be seen in the Daytime
    • Why the Bat is Ashamed to be seen in the Daytime
    • XIII
      • Why the Worms live Underneath the Ground
    • Why the Worms live Underneath the Ground
    • XIV
      • The Elephant and the Tortoise; or, Why the Worms are Blind and Why the Elephant has Small Eyes
    • The Elephant and the Tortoise; or, Why the Worms are Blind and Why the Elephant has Small Eyes
    • XV
      • Why a Hawk kills Chickens
    • Why a Hawk kills Chickens
    • XVI
      • Why the Sun and the Moon live in the Sky
    • Why the Sun and the Moon live in the Sky
    • XVII
      • Why the Flies Bother the Cows
    • Why the Flies Bother the Cows
    • XVIII
      • Why the Cat kills Rats
    • Why the Cat kills Rats
    • XIX
      • The Story of the Lightning and the Thunder
    • The Story of the Lightning and the Thunder
    • XX
      • Why the Bush Cow and the Elephant are bad Friends
    • Why the Bush Cow and the Elephant are bad Friends
    • XXI
      • The Cock who caused a Fight between two Towns
    • The Cock who caused a Fight between two Towns
    • XXII
      • The Affair of the Hippopotamus and the Tortoise; or, Why the Hippopotamus lives in the Water
    • The Affair of the Hippopotamus and the Tortoise; or, Why the Hippopotamus lives in the Water
    • XXIII
      • Why Dead People are Buried
    • Why Dead People are Buried
    • XXIV
      • Of the Fat Woman who Melted Away
    • Of the Fat Woman who Melted Away
    • XXV
      • Concerning the Leopard, the Squirrel, and the Tortoise
    • Concerning the Leopard, the Squirrel, and the Tortoise
    • XXVI
      • Why the Moon Waxes and Wanes
    • Why the Moon Waxes and Wanes
    • XXVII
      • The Story of the Leopard, the Tortoise, and the Bush Rat
    • The Story of the Leopard, the Tortoise, and the Bush Rat
    • XXVIII
      • The King and the Ju Ju Tree
      • FOOTNOTES
    • The King and the Ju Ju Tree
    • FOOTNOTES
    • XXIX
      • How the Tortoise overcame the Elephant and the Hippopotamus
    • How the Tortoise overcame the Elephant and the Hippopotamus
    • XXX
      • Of the Pretty Girl and the Seven Jealous Women
    • Of the Pretty Girl and the Seven Jealous Women
    • XXXI
      • How the Cannibals drove the People from Insofan Mountain to the Cross River (Ikom)
    • How the Cannibals drove the People from Insofan Mountain to the Cross River (Ikom)
    • XXXII
      • The Lucky Fisherman
      • FOOTNOTES
    • The Lucky Fisherman
    • FOOTNOTES
    • XXXIII
      • The Orphan Boy and the Magic Stone
      • FOOTNOTES
    • The Orphan Boy and the Magic Stone
    • FOOTNOTES
    • XXXIV
      • The Slave Girl who tried to Kill her Mistress
    • The Slave Girl who tried to Kill her Mistress
    • XXXV
      • The King and the 'Nsiat Bird
    • The King and the 'Nsiat Bird
    • XXXVI
      • Concerning the Fate of Essido and his Evil Companions
      • FOOTNOTES
    • Concerning the Fate of Essido and his Evil Companions
    • FOOTNOTES
    • XXXVII
      • Concerning the Hawk and the Owl
    • Concerning the Hawk and the Owl
    • XXXVIII
      • The Story of the Drummer and the Alligators
    • The Story of the Drummer and the Alligators
    • XXXIX
      • The 'Nsasak Bird and the Odudu Bird
    • The 'Nsasak Bird and the Odudu Bird
    • XL
      • The Election of the King Bird (the black-and-white Fishing Eagle)
      • FOOTNOTES
      • THE END
      • LONGMANS, GREEN AND CO.
      • LONDON, NEW YORK, BOMBAY, AND CALCUTTA
    • The Election of the King Bird (the black-and-white Fishing Eagle)
    • FOOTNOTES
    • THE END
    • LONGMANS, GREEN AND CO.
    • LONDON, NEW YORK, BOMBAY, AND CALCUTTA
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