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Animal story: Jackal and Porcupine
Contributor (researcher):Gertrud Boden
Description:Jackal and Porcupine are hired by a Boer for working on his fields. The Boer pays them with maizemeal, tea and sugar. They work on the fields until the fruits are ripe. Then they steel the fruits. The Boer wonders who stole his fruit and makes a plan to find out. He builds a puppet from a limy substance and places it at the gate to his fields. Jackal comes and challenges the puppet by saying: "Go away. I want to enter in order to water the garden. If you don't do so I will beat you." When the puppet doesn't move, jackal beats him. But his hand gets stuck on the lime. He beats the puppet again and again until all his body parts got stuck: hands, head, penis, tail and both feet. Then he begs to be released. The porcupine stays with him until the morning. When the Boer arrives he sees the tracks of porcupine, follows them and beats porcupine. He also beats Jackal before releasing him from lime-man. Lesson to be learned according to translator: If you have got a work from which you live, you must not steel from your employer but do what he tells you to do.
Identifier (URI):https://hdl.handle.net/1839/00-0000-0000-0005-94A8-A
Is Part Of:DoBeS archive : Taa
Language:!Xóõ; West !Xoon
Language (ISO639):nmn
Publisher:The Language Archive, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Subject:!Xóõ language
West !Xoon
Subject (ISO639):nmn
Type (DCMI):Sound


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Citation: Gertrud Boden (researcher). n.d. DoBeS archive : Taa.
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Country: Botswana
Area: Africa

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