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How Monkey Saved Baby Antelope from Certain Death African Folktale Story

African Folktale Story, How Monkey Saved Baby Antelope from Certain Death teaches the skill of quick thinking will defeat stronger, faster adversaries.



How Monkey Saved Baby Antelope from Certain Death African Folktale Story



The Python one day posted himself near a trail where the animals of the forest passed on their way to the river.  

He cried with a loud voice and threatened to catch them and he did catch a straggler, a baby Antelope, and said that he would swallow him just as he was, hide and hair, head and tail, all in one gulp.

African Folktale Story, How Monkey Saved Baby Antelope from Certain Death teaches the skill of quick thinking will defeat stronger, faster adversaries
Monkey Saved Baby Antelope from Certain Death
At this critical moment, the Monkey happened to come along. On seeing him, the Antelope called to him at the top of his voice, "Friend, the Python has caught me, and he threatens to eat me up!"

The Monkey, on hearing this, said to the Python, “Now tell me your side of the story!"

"I have caught him, and I shall certainly eat him up," answered the Python.

"How disrespectful, do bow your head and open your hands when you talk to your elders, and don't act like a brainless fool!" said the Monkey.


Then the Python felt ashamed and loosened his coils. The Antelope understood. Quick as a flash he extricated himself and fled. The Monkey also sped away, glad that he had been the means of saving his little friend the Antelope from certain death.

African Folktale

African Folktales three facts

African folktales usually have sly animals and spirits as the main characters.

Anansi is one of the most beloved African folktale characters. He often takes the shape of a spider and is considered to be the spirit of all knowledge of stories.

Reading African folktales will help kids make connections to their cultural heritage.



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