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 [149. Animal Talk.]


149. Animal Talk.

Again there are, in this medley which imitates animal sounds, reminiscences of consecutive Nansi stories--Crab's words, in number 54; Ground Dove's in 50. For the fasting contest, see number 61.

Tremearne, 28, says that the imitation of animal cries is a favorite device in African story-telling. Compare Hollis, Nandi, 109-111, where a great many examples are given of this kind of entertainment.

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