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Why Has Jackal a Long Black Stripe on His Back?

THE Sun, it is said, was one day on earth, and the men who were travelling saw him sitting by the wayside, but passed him without notice. Jackal, however, who came after them, and saw him also sitting, went to him and said, "Such a fine little child is left behind by the men." He then took Sun up, and put it into his awa-skin (on his back). When it burnt him, he said, "Get down," and shook himself; but Sun stuck fast to his back, and burnt Jackal's back black from that day.

Bibliographic Information

Tale Title: Why Has Jackal a Long Black Stripe on His Back?
Tale Author/Editor: Honey, James A.
Book Title: South-African Folk-Tales
Book Author/Editor: Honey, James A.
Publisher: The Baker & Taylor Company
Publication City: New York
Year of Publication: 1910
Country of Origin: Southern Africa (San)
Classification: unclassified

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