Tortoise and the Hot Water Test (An African Animal Myth from the Yoruba People, West Africa)

“When Tortoise accuses others, he himself must have a great deal to hide.”

By

Oliver T. Spedding

Every year at harvest time the inhabitants in the area gathered to help harvest the chief’s crop of yams.

But every year, as the time to harvest the chief’s crop approached, Tortoise would disappear into the countryside and only…