A WEST AFRICAN TALE
illustrations by Nina Frankel & Noah Woods
Once there was a blind man who lived with his sister in a hut near the forest.
Now this blind man was very clever. Even though his eyes saw nothing, he seemed to know more about the world than people whose eyes were sharp. He would sit outside his hut and talk to passersby. If there were things they wanted to know, he would tell them, and his answers were always the right ones.
People would shake their heads with amazement: “Blind man, how is it that you are so wise?” And the man would smile and say ,”Because I see with my ears.”
Well, the blind man’s sister fell in love with a hunter, and they were married. When the wedding feast was finished, the hunter came to live with his new wife. But the hunter had no…
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