LION AND BABOON (South-African Folk-Tales, 1910) by James A. Honey

Baboon, it is said, once worked bamboos, sitting on the edge of a precipice, and Lion stole upon him. Baboon, however, had fixed some round, glistening, eye-like plates on the back of his head. When, therefore, Lion crept upon him, he thought, when Baboon was looking at him, that he sat with his back towards…

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

Cock, it is said, was once overtaken by Jackal, and caught. Cock said to Jackal, “Please, pray first (before you kill me), as the white man does.” Jackal asked, “In what manner does he pray? Tell me.” “He folds his hands in praying,” said Cock. Jackal folded his hands and prayed. Then Cock spoke again;…