African Folktale; walk softly on a big stick teaches everything was impossible until someone decided otherwise.
Walk Softly on a Big Stick African Folktale Story
Once the King of the hippopotamus’ got a stick long enough to reach across the ocean to the big island of Madagascar.
|Walk Softly on a Big stick mongoose|
He placed the stick into the water, and gave notice to all other animals that he who would cross over to Madagascar on that stick and bring back from there a leaf should marry his daughter.
One after another attempted to cross; lions, tigers, wild dogs, baboons, and even monkeys; but none could walk far before the stick would roll over and they fell into the water drowned.
By and by, the mongoose walked softly upon the stick, crossed over to Madagascar, and brought back a leaf, which he gave to the hippopotamus, and he in return gave him his daughter, as was promised.