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Hankering for a Long Tail

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5, Adult
Page count: 12

Author

Roger D.
Abrahams

Appeared in

The Young Oxford Book of Folk Tales

Story Summary

Dying of envy for the creatures with long tails who can kill flies just by a switch of their tail, Brer Rabbit marches right up to God's door and asks God for a long tail. But God thinks he created rabbits just right the first time.