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131. Dancing to Anansi's Fiddle.

Sarah Vassel, Bog, Westmoreland.

Assono a run a gang. Assono sen' one of de men for water. When he go a take water, him couldn't take it; Anansi play fiddle into de water-hole--

"Zing a little ting!"

T'row down de gourd an' begin to dance. Assono a come to look fe de man. When he come, (Anansi stop playing). He call to him say, "Massa, no quarrel!" Him come give de massa de gourd a go fill it. Anansi begin playing, De Massa t'row down de gourd, begin dance. Assono dance till him drop. Anansi cut off him head an' tek de head make a water-cup.

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