By Alexander McCall Smith
A chook that may be milked? a guy with a tree transforming into out of his head? a lady with little ones made up of wax? permit Alexander McCall Smith once more take you and your children to a land the place the weird is daily and magic is actual, with extra illustrated tales from the woman Who Married A Lion, his party of African folktales.
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I am very lonely,” he said. ” Pitipiti laughed. ” she exclaimed. ” The guinea fowl seemed rather taken aback by this reply, but he did not give up. ” he asked. ” Pitipiti thought about this. Certainly this would be possible: if the guinea fowl was out of the hut by the time the sun rose, then nobody need know that she had adopted it. And it would be good, she thought, to have a child, even if it was really a guinea fowl. “Very well,” she said, after a few moments’ reflection. ” The guinea fowl was delighted and that evening, shortly after the sun had gone down, he came to Pitipiti’s hut.
We shall never be forgiven,” she said. ” The boy was frightened of telling his father what had happened, and so he went out into the hills to look for another bird which was exactly the same as the bird which had escaped. He searched in all the places he knew birds liked, but in none of these did he find a bird which looked at all similar. On his way home, though, he was surprised by a strange sound in the grass. There, sheltering behind a small bush, was a bird which looked almost the same as the milk bird.
Kumalo was surprised by this, but quickly promised that the girl would never have to do any work in his household. “That is good,” said the father. ” There were other women who lived at Kumalo’s place. These were aunts and cousins and other relatives, and they all had large huts where they kept all their property and ate their meals at night. They were happy living with Kumalo and they were pleased when he told them that he would be getting married. They prepared a great feast for his new wife and when she arrived they all cried with joy when they saw how beautiful she was.