African folklore with animals offers valuable moral lessons.
African Folktale Innocent Monkey and Lying Shark
Once upon a time Bahati, the monkey, and, Aza the shark, became great friends.
The monkey lived in an immense mkooyoo tree which grew by the sea shore with half of its branches being over the water and half over the land.
Every morning, when the monkey was eating her breakfast of kooyoo nuts, the shark would put in an appearance under the tree and call out, “Throw me some food, my friend;” which the monkey fulfilled most willingly.
This continued for many months, until one day Aza said, “Bahati, you have done me many kindnesses: I would like you to go with me to my home, that I may repay you.”
“How can I go?” said the monkey; “we lan…