Two beautifully told traditional tales by Beverley Birch. ‘The Water Thief’ is about the mischievous antics of Hyena and how crafty Tortoise plays him at his own game. ‘Lumbwi and the Gazelle’ is about a moving friendship, but when Lumbwi embarks on a new life he seems to forget about his old friend, to dreadful consequences.
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Text type: Traditional tales from another culture
Curriculum links: English: fairy stories, myths and legends
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