Ever wonder why your stomach growls when it is hungry? The as the Folktale from Liberia Africa explains to us, the first meeting of hunger and stomach is an interesting tale.
How Hunger First Got Into Stomach Folktale from Liberia
They say that long ago hunger never catch the stomach of the people. But, all this is spoiled now. As the elders say, one day there was a great celebration in a distant town and Hunger invites Stomach to go with him. Before they start, Hunger cooks plenty of food and asks Stomach to eat.
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Hunger insists that he get on Stomach and be carried to the play since he provided a fine meal for the both of them. Stomach refuses, and there is a big fight between the two.
In the end, Hunger wins the fight and mounts Stomach. When they arrive at the play, Stomach asks Hunger to get off, but Hunger refuses and holds tight. He even succeeds in creeping inside of Stomach.
Stomach is furious! To quiet Stomach, Hunger promises to come out if he carries him back home.
Stomach carries Hunger home, and then, tired and faint from carrying him inside, demands that he come out!
Hunger laughs, and says, "I have no intention whatever of coming out, and you may surely expect to be reminded every day that I am your constant companion." Thus, it happened that Hunger began to live in Stomach and lives there to this day.