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The Clever Jackal and the Foolish Crow
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The Clever Jackal and the Foolish Crow
Writer: Kholeka Mabeta
Illustration: Benjamin Mitchley
© African Storybook Initiative, 2014
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Once upon a time Jackal was walking around the bush.| He was very hungry.
He saw crow flying above the trees.| Crow had a huge piece of cheese in his mouth.
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"Hmmm...|that cheese looks delicious!| I must find a way to get it."| thought the Jackal.
"Oh,| I have a plan!"| said Jackal to himself while wiping his mouth quickly.
He did not want Crow to notice that he was hungry.
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Crow had been flying the whole morning.| He was tired.
He decided to sit on a branch of a tree.
The jackal sat down under the tree where Crow was sitting.
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Jackal called with a huge smile,| "Hello Crow!| You're looking very good today."
"Your feathers look glossy and healthy."| "You must be taking very good care of yourself."
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Crow was very flattered to hear this.
Crow always thought that he was the strongest and most beautiful of all the other birds.
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"I hear you also have the most beautiful singing voice of all the other birds."
"Won't you sing a song for me this morning?"
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Crow was so flattered that he stretched his wings and prepared to sing for the jackal.
He pushed his chest out and let out a loud pitched sound.
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As Crow started singing the cheese fell to the ground,| right in front of Jackal.| Crow stopped and looked down.
Jackal grabbed the piece of cheese and ate it.| He ran into the bush and crow was left angry and hungry.
The Clever Jackal and the Foolish Crow
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The Clever Jackal and the Foolish Crow
Writer: Kholeka Mabeta
Illustration: Benjamin Mitchley
Audio: Logan McAuliffe
VT Software: AJR, NJA, TLG
© African Storybook Initiative, 2014
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution
(CC-BY) Version 3.0 Unported Licence
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