LION’S SHARE (South-African Folk-Tales, 1910) by James A. Honey

Lion and Jackal went together a-hunting. They shot with arrows. Lion shot first, but his arrow fell short of its aim; but Jackal hit the game, and joyfully cried out, “It has hit.” Lion looked at him with his two large eyes; Jackal, however, did not lose his countenance, but said, “No, uncle, I mean…

JACKAL AND MONKEY (South-African Folk-Tales, 1910) by James A. Honey

Every evening Jackal went to the Boer’s kraal. He crept through the sliding door and stole a fat young lamb. This, clever Jackal did several times in succession. Boer set a wip for him at the door. Jackal went again and zip—there he was caught around the body by the noose. He swung and swayed high…

THE STORY OF A DAM (South-African Folk-Tales, 1910) by James A. Honey

There was a great drought in the land; and Lion called together a number of animals so that they might devise a plan for retaining water when the rains fell. The animals which attended at Lion’s summons were Baboon, Leopard, Hyena, Jackal, Hare, and Mountain Tortoise. It was agreed that they should scratch a large…