Gwado Ayoker, Otto; Remijsen, Bert. (2014). AmondingOttoGwado_RabbitAndCrocodile, 2014 [sound]. University of Edinburgh. School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. Linguistics and English Language. http://dx.doi.org/10.7488/ds/49.
The recording at the center of this item is an animal fable, narrated by a child. Fables are used in teaching the children about many things and how to behave in different situations. Elders like grandparents tell fables to children usually after supper. And after telling a story a second or third time, the grandfather/grandmother would ask the children to retell it. So, they are not just telling the stories, but they teach the children to learn them by heart. In this story, Rabbit goes to visit his sister who is married to Crocodile. When his sister went to the forest (to bring firewood), Rabbit boiled some of her children and ate them. And when the sister came back from the forest, she found that Rabbit has eaten her children. Rabbit had to run fast so that the Crocodile takes him to the other side of the river, (to his home). The Crocodile took Rabbit to the other side, on his back, because he did not know that Rabbit ate his children. Rabbit was almost on the other side when Crocodile was able to hear his wife, but it was too late. And Rabbit fooled him until he got to dry land. In the end, Rabbit killed many crocodiles.
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