Fables

 
ANANSI AND NOTHING

Anansi and a rich man called Nothing travel to the next town to find a wife. On the way they swap clothes. All the ladies think Anansi is very rich, so he comes back with many wives. On getting home the wives realise how poor Anansi really is. What do the wives do?


THUNDER AND ANANSI

There was a severe famine. Anansi sets out to find food for his family. His travels lead him under the water where he meets Thunder who gives him a gift- a pot that produces food. Will Anansi share this gift with his starving family?

 
 
CHICKEN LITTLE

A Chicken feels something fall on her tail and believes the sky is falling in. Every animal she meets she tells them that she is off to tell the King. Would they like to come?

 
 
GRANDMOTHER'S CURTAINS

Polly loved staying at her Grandmother's house.Her parents often refused, but one day they agreed. Polly was left upstairs all alone. What did she get up too?

 
 
HANS AND THE WONDERFUL FLOWER

Hans lived in Germany with his mother. In the winter his mother became seriously ill. There was only one cure for her an old woman told Hans. It was a little brown herb that grows at the top of a mountain. Would Hans be able to get there before it was too late?

 
 
HOW BEASTS AND SERPENTS FIRST CAME INTO THE WORLD

The famine had lasted 3 years. Kweku Tsin Anansi's son resolved to find a way to feed his family. His travels took him to an underground town where he met an old woman. He follows her instructions and returns home to feed himself and the entire village. Anansi seeks out to find the woman, but was he as obedient as his son?


HONOURABLE MINU:

An poor Akim man leaves his village and travels to Accra. No one in the town understands his dialect, and when he asks a question they all answer 'minu' which means 'I dont understand' . What a funny adventure he has in Accra.


WHY THE MOON AND THE STAR RECIEVE THEIR LIGHT FROM THE SUN

Famine ravished their village and Anansi and his son Kweku Tsin set out to find food. They are both captured by a dragon and lead to where others captives are. Find out what they do to escape.

 
 
HOW CEDRIC BECAME A KNIGHT

A little boy Cedric dreams of becoming a Knight since he was a lad. Does his dream come true?

 
 
HOW THE ROBIN'S BREAST BECAME RED

A fire was burning far up in the Northland. A nosey Robin got too close to the fire. Guess what happened?


HOW THE APPLE TREE BLOSSOM CAME BACK

Listen to the emotions of the apple tree as she goes through the seasons when her branches were bear until she came into full bloom.


APPLE SEED JOHN

Old age had finally caught up with a farmer. He could no longer plough his fields, but still wanted to work. What did he do to occupy the long hours ahead of him?

 
 
HOW THE TORTOISE GOT ITS SHELL

Chief Mauri asked Klo-a tortoise to go and buy him palm wine. Klo arrived at Koklovi's place. Koklovi told Klo that he'd have to fight him for the palm wine. Klo was victorious and carried the palm wine on his back. What happened when he got back to the Palace?


THE HUNTER AND THE TORTOISE

A hunter finds a singing tortoise in the forest. He takes him home with the promise that he will not reveal the tortoise unique ability to sing. The hunter promises, but eventually he starts to boast about his tortoise. It cost the hunter his life. How?


KOFI AND THE GODS

Kofi was 3 years old when his mother died. He was bought up by his evil step mother who never fed him even though he went into the forest to hunt food. How did his step mother get her comeuppance?

 
 
HOW WE GOT THE NAME SPIDER TALES

In the olden days all the stories told were stories of Nyankupon-the chief of the gods. Spider was envious of this. He wanted the stories to be told about him. He was set 3 tasks-if he succeeded then all stories told would be about him-Spider!


HOW WISDOM BECAME THE PROPERTY OF THE HUMAN RACE

Anansi possessed all the wisdom in the world.Everyone came to him for advice. One day someone offended him and he decided to put all his wisdom in a pot, and hide it up in a tree. He struggled to get up the tree, and his son Kweku Tsin who saw him gave him a simple solution. He was so disgusted that he threw the pot on the ground.Wisdom escaped as the pot shattered.

 
 
LITTLE HALF CHICK

A black hen had a brood of chickens. All were normal, except the youngest. It had one leg; one wing, one eye, one ear and half a bill. Was the chick accepted or rejected?


THE WIND AND THE SUN

The wind and the sun had a dispute. Each try to out do the other. Who won?

 
 
LITTLE SUNSHINE

An old woman gave birth to a daughter who brought joy into their lives. However, she was lazy. Her mother was not happy about this and insisted she change her ways, so her mother shut her up in a room. A Bear knocks at the door and wants to play. But is he really a Bear?

 
 
MOTHER SPIDER

Mother Spider was holding a very precious cargo in her mouth. Mr Beetle accidently knocked the bag out of her mouth. How did mother spider react? What was the special cargo?


LITTLE MISS MUFFETT

A poem.


THE GIRL WHO WOULD NOT WORK

Her mother begged her to change her ways. It was not good being lazy. All she wanted to do was play. She went out to play and met a number of animals she wanted to play with. How did these animals respond to her request to play?

 
 
MRS SANTA CLAUS

In all the mayhem of getting all the presents on the sleigh, Santa Claus forgets some presents. Mrs Santa Claus feels obliged to deliver the presents left behind herself!

 
 
OHIA AND THE THIEVING DEER

A deer steals the palm wine that Ohia and his wife tapped every night. Ohia follows the deer. As an apology, King Tiger gives Ohia a special gift-the ability to understand the animals language. Ohia takes a second wife. His second wife accuses him and takes him to the local chief. What is to be Ohia's fate as he is asked to reveal his secret?

 
 
OUR LADY'S LITTLE GLASS

A man's wagon which was laddened with wine gets stuck. Our Lady rides past and offers to free the wagon if he gives her a glass of wine.


THE AGED MOTHER

An aged mother griefs the lost of all her friends and family. She is then given a glimpse as to why the Lord took her two sons when they were children.


THE HEAVENLY WEDDING

A little lad reads all about Heaven and is determined to get there. Told to follow a straight path, he arrives at a Church and thinks he is in Heaven and refuses to leave the Church.


THE HAZEL BRANCH

Mary the mother of Jesus goes into the forest to pick strawberries for baby Jesus. As she was picking the strawberries, an adder attacks her. She uses a Hazel Branch to protect herself.

 
 
RUMPLESTILTSKIN

A dwarf comes to the rescue of a Queen. The dwarf wanted her first born child in return for his help. She was besides herself. He later relented and gave her 3 days to guess his name, or else her child would be his. Did she guess his name?

 
 
SILVERCAP, KING OF THE FROST FARIES

Silvercap was bored of the life he lived. He jumped with glee when his father suggested he travel to 'Earthland'. Listen to his adventures.


WHO BROKE THE CHINA PITCHER?

It was a cold winter's night. Katrina was told to go and empty the china pitcher in the spare room. Katrina did not go. When she finally went....what did she see?

 
 
ST JOSEPH IN THE FOREST

A woman has 3 daughters. She favours the first daughter and hates her third daughter. The third daughter stumbles upon a hut in the forest and makes a fortune. The other two girls try their luck. How did they get on?


THE TWELVE APOSTLES

300 years before the birth of Christ an old woman has 12 sons that she is desperate that they should be on earth when Christ was born. She was unable to feed them all, and one by one the sons left the house to find their way in the world. How did they get on?


THE ROSE

A poor woman has two children. Every day the youngest went into the forest to fetch wood. One day she met someone who gave her a Rose. What was the significance of the Rose if any?

 
 
THE BIG RED APPLE

Bobby was a little boy. His Grandpa told him one day that if Bobby could fetch a big red apple, then he would teach his grandson how to roast it. But it was winter. Where would Bobby find apples in winter?

 
 
THE BRAVE TIN SOLDIER

Follow the adventures of the one legged tin soldier as he is blown off the window sill and falls to the ground below.

 
 
THE CHRISTMAS STORY-ST LUKE

The birth of Christ. The Angels announcing the birth of Christ to Shepherds watching their flocks by night.


THE GOOD SHEPHERD

A Shepherd has 100 sheep in his flock. A bleating Sheep makes him realise that one of the Sheep is missing. Does the Shepherd go back to search for his missing Sheep?


THE LEGEND OF ST CHRISTOPHER

How St Christopher got his name.

 
 
THE DRAWING OF THE SWORD

A sword was placed in a stone in the Courtyard of a Church in Middle England. The one who could draw the sword from the stone was to be the next King of England. Who would prevail?

 
 
THE FAIRY WHO CAME TO OUR HOUSE

A sweet little loving girl was so good, but she was often very careless. One day a fairy pays her a visit in order to put this carelessness right. How did they get on?

 
 
THE GINGERBREAD BOY

There was once an old childless couple. One day the old woman was making gingerbread . She cut a cake in the shape of a little boy. She opened the oven to see if he were baked. Up jumped the gingerbread boy, away he ran and began to cause havoc.


THE GINGERBREAD MAN

A short poem about the gingerbread man.


DO WHAT YOU CAN

A farmer owned a large field of corn, but the lack of rain threatened his crop. Two little raindrops had a conversation as to how they could help the farmer.

 
 
THE GRINDING STONE THAT GROUND FLOUR BY ITSELF

Famine ravished the village. One man's family were unaffected.Anansi was curious. He begged his cousin to show him the way too. Reluctantly he shows Anansi, but will Anansi's greed allow others to benefit?


MORNING SUNSHINE

3 suitors are after one woman. Her father doesn't know who is best suited for his daughter. He sets them all the same test. Who of the 3 suitors will satisfy her father?


WHY THE SEA TURTLE WHEN CAUGHT BEATS ITS BREAST WITH ITS FORELEGS

A sea turtle gave the local villagers a solution to their annual problem of flooding. The advice given was heeded, and the problem solved. Did the villagers appreciate the turtles wisdom?

 
 
THE LEOPARD AND THE RAM

A Ram and a Leopard set out to build a home individually. Unknown to each of them, they were building a home in the same place. Would they be able to live together, or was there conflict?


WHY THE LEOPARD CAN ONLY CATCH ITS PREY ON ITS LEFT SIDE

At one time, Leopards did not know how to catch its prey. It sought advice from a cat who taught him how to use his left paw and side in springing upon his prey. One day the Leopard caught nothing, he was ravenous and saw the cats kittens. What did the Leopard do?


QUAROO BAH BONI

: Means 'The Bad Boy'. He was a boy that within weeks of his birth terrorised his mother who then kicked him out. Did he learn any lessons or did he continue to terrorise his community?

 
 
THE LION AND THE WOLF

An old woman had a very fine flock of Sheep. She knew that the Wolf was stealing and then killing her Sheep. One prized Sheep was left of the flock. Would anyone come to her rescue?


MAKU MAWU AND MAKU FIA

These men were the best of friends. The King of that region did not like the meaning of one of their names, so he set him a task that had to be fulfilled within 7 days, or else he would lose his head. Did he succeed, or did he lose his head?


THE ROBBER AND THE OLD MAN

A thief facing certain death for his crime was advised by an old man that if he followed his advice, he would be acquitted. In return the old man asked the robber for half his money. Was the robber acquitted? Did he share his spoils with the old man?

 
 
THE NEW RED DRESS

: Rachael had no toys that were bought from the shops as her parents were very poor. One Thanksgiving Day, Rachael's mother made her a red dress. She told Rachael the story of how the dress was made....from choosing the right fabric to dying the clothes.

 
 
THE PINE TREE

The Pine Tree was envious of all the other trees in the forest. It was eventually cut down and decked out with Christmas decorations. Was the tree happy in its new home?

 
 
THE RICH GOOSE

Listen to the adventures of a rich Goose who had so much corn. All the birds and animals that came across the Goose wanted to give him advice as to how to get rid of the corn.

 
 
THE STONE IN THE ROAD

A very rich man lived in a castle. He loved to help people, but the people did not like to work. One day the rich man placed a very large stone in the middle of the road, and waited to see what happened. Many walked around it. The one who tried to move it found treasure. Why?


PIPPA PASSES

Story about Little Pippa who was always happy and loved to work

 
 
THE THREE BEARS

A wee bear; middle sized bear and a large bear leave their porridge on the table and go out into the woods whilst their porridge cools down. On their return, they all realise that someone has been inside their cottage. Who was the culprit? Did they find the culprit?


THE STORY OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS

3 little pigs set out into the world to find their fortune. Each decide to build a house first. The material used proved to be very important. Whose house survived the onslaught of the terrible Wolf?

 
 
THE UNGRATEFUL MAN

A hunter in search for food in a forest comes across a leopard; a serpent, a rat and a man all trapped in a massive hole. He rescues them. Each animal rewards the hunter. How did the man who was rescued repay the hunter?


WHY TIGERS NEVER ATTACK MAN UNLESS UNLESS THEY ARE PROVOKED

: A man and Tiger get on so well they decide to live together. How did the arrangement work out?


HOW MUSHROOMS FIRST GREW

Two brothers got deeper into debt and at last became highway robbers.They were not happy with this new way of life, and resolved to pay off their debts gradually.They got a farm prepared for corn....then things started to go wrong?

 
 
WHY SPIDERS ARE ALWAYS FOUND IN THE CORNER OF CEILINGS

Egya Anansi, his wife and son produced a very healthy bountiful crop. He selfishly wanted to profit from the crop and not share. He sent his wife and son away for 3 weeks. How was he caught in his mischevious plan?


ANANSI-THE BLIND FISHERMAN

Later on in life, Anansi lost his sight. He still wanted to work. 2 men kindly offered to take him out fishing daily. Anansi proved to be ungrateful and abusive. The 2 men had enough. What did they do to Anansi?


ADAZANUMEE AND HER DAUGHTER

A woman longed for a daughter. One day she was gathering yam in the field and wished that one of the yams were her daughter. Her wish was instantly granted, but she had to promise something? What was the promise. Did the mother keep her promise?

 
 
WHY THE LIZARD CONTINOUSLY MOVES HIS HEAD UP AND DOWN

A King had 3 beautiful daughters. No one in the kingdom knew their names. The King made a proclamation that whosoever could find out their names could have them for wife. What did Anansi do to win them?


TIT FOR TAT

There was a great famine in the land, but Kweku Tsin Anansi's son found a place in the forest where he could still find animals. Anansi followed him. Anansi was very greedy and as a result he faced many trails. What did he do?



 

 
 
WHY WHITE ANTS ALWAYS HARM MANS PROPERTY

There was a server famine in the whole region. Anansi found a dead antelope. A Wolf and a Leopard suspected Anansi. They followed him. They took the antelope. Anansi wanted revenge. What did he do?


THE SQUIRREL AND THE SPIDER

A hard working Squirrel finally succeeded in cultivating a farm. Anansi by cunning then stole the land frrom the Squirrel. The Squirrel appealed to a Court and lost the case. Anansi won......but did he get to keep the land?


WHY WE ALWAYS SEE ANTS CARRYING BUNDLES AS BIG AS THEMSELVES

There was a drought in the land which threatened famers crops. Kweku Tsin met a dwarf who helped him out, and watered his crop. Anansi tried his luck, but ended up killing the dwarf. How would Anansi pay for his crime?

 
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