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How the Snake Got his Rattles

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
Page count: 8



Appeared in

Black Folktales

Story Summary

Mr. Snake didn't mind that he had no fur, no wings, no legs and had to crawl around in the dust. But when the Lord gave him poor smell and poor sight, well that made it just about impossible to avoid getting stepped on. Mrs. Snake told him he better well do something about it so Mr. Snake heads over to have a chat with God and God solves his problem with a rattle that everyone can hear.