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Grains of pepper : folktales from Liberia

Author: Edythe Rance Haskett
Publisher: New York : John Day Company, ©1967.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Twenty-five folk tales, many with a moral ending, from Liberia, the first independent African Republic. Includes also a section of Liberian proverbs.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Haskett, Edythe Rance.
Grains of pepper.
New York, John Day Co. [1967]
(OCoLC)654599540
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edythe Rance Haskett
OCLC Number: 1170350
Description: 119 pages : 8 color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Liberia: land of promise --
How a man became unwitched --
How Sima humbugged a crocodile --
Catfish and his terrible end --
Tola and the sea monster --
The dicot tree and the deer --
Think on four wives --
How hare asked for wisdom --
The clever question --
Why yams and cassava hide in the ground --
Hare makes a fool of leopard --
Zolu Dumah and the priest --
Tema's promise to the white bird --
Pakpai and Boto --
The lady and the devil --
The beginning of spirit societies --
How a Wunni ate nine evil spirits --
How monkey king became a slave --
The lizard and the catfish --
He danced fine-o --
How people became different --
Disobedient Hawa --
The anger of Sande-Nyana --
How dog came to live with man --
All about the tail of the leopard --
The three who made ku --
Liberian proverbs.
Responsibility: collected and edited by Edythe Rance Haskett ; Illustrated by Musu Miatta.

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Twenty-five folk tales, many with a moral ending, from Liberia, the first independent African Republic. Includes also a section of Liberian proverbs.

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