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 [76. The Greedy Child.]


76. The Greedy Child.

The idea of a water spirit who allows no one to cross a river without an offering of food, seems to be common in West Africa; e. g. Dayrell, 107-114. Jekyll, 100-101, Dry River, has a Jamaica version of this story. Compare also Tremearne, 209-210, 307-314.

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