Folk-Tales of Angola; Fifty Tales, with KI-Mbundu Text, Literal English Translation, Introduction, and Notes Volume 1
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...because in the field of others.618 I too shall go that side. We shall meet in front. Thou shalt also tear out cassada to eat together with the egg-plants; thou shalt pull out from the unripe cassada." Mr. Antelope obeyed. He plucked green egg-plants, and pulled out unripe cassada. Mr. Leopard plucked ripe egg-plants, and pulled out cassada (tubers), large ones. They meet ahead. Mr. Leopard says: "Come, please, let me see which thou didst pluck." Mr. Antelope says: "Sir, these." Mr. Leopard laughs at him, saying: "Antelope, thou art silly; thou pluckest fruits (that are) green." They ate. They arrive at a river; they drink water. They find in (the river) a fish-trap. Mr. Leopard says: "Mr. Antelope, soon when they cook for us mush, thou shalt come and fetch water." Mr. Antelope says: "Sir, in what shall I carry it?" Mr. Leopard says: "Thou shalt carry it in the fish-trap." Mr. Antelope assents. They go on. They arrive near the house. Mr. Leopard takes up (his) ngolamata,619 saying: "Mr. Antelope, hang it on the staff." Mr. Antelope takes it. They arrive in front (of the house). They spread for them (mats) in the guest-house. Evening comes. They cook for them mush and a chicken. Mr. Leopard says: "Thou, Mr. Antelope, run (and) fetch (there) water." Mr. Antelope goes out; arrives at the river. He lifts out the fishtrap. The water runs out. He puts it again into the water. He takes it out. The water is out of it. He dips it again into the water. This keeps not in. He says: "I am going." He casts it with anger into the water. Mr. Leopard, behind where he stayed, ate his mush; he left him (but) very little. Mr. Antelope arrives in the house, (and) says: ...
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