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Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 2, 3, 4, 5
Page count: 4
Categories: African, Folk Tale, Humor



Appeared in

How Many Spots Does a Leopard Have and Other Tales

Story Summary

In order to win their respect, turtle challenged both elephant and hippopotamus to a tug-of-war. While each one thought they were playing against turtle and were amazed by his strength, turtle had tricked them into playing tug-of-war against each other.