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The Messenger to Maftam

Story Stats

Rating: 3
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
Page count: 8
Categories: African, Folk Tale



Appeared in

The Cow-Tale Switch

Story Summary

The chief of the Soninke is tired of hearing about the virtue of a poor youth, Mamadi, who always tells the truth, so he lays a trap that he thinks will force Mamadi into a falsehood.