African Folklore Story of Huzuni the sad frog is a heart-wrenching story of a mother who was cruel and cold towards her two loving children. Adamou and Touka have more need of a kind mother than a cruel beating. African Folklore Story of Huzuni the Sad Frog
As the elders say, there was a woman who lived in the town of Witu who had two children ages 8 and 6 whom she treated brutally. The children hide away one day and whispered together one day. The boy, Adamou, said to his sister, "Little sister, are you happy with our mother?"
"No," answered the little girl, whose name was Touka. "She yells me and beats me for no reason, and I can never please her."
"She was angry with me this morning," said Adamou, "and she beat me until I could cry no more.”
"Let us run away," said Touka. "The animals and the trees will be good to us. They love us and we will be happy together."