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Why Cat Kills Mouse

 

A Repository Of African Folk Stories, Culture and Traditions

Once upon a time, Cat and Rat were good friends who lived in the palace of the King until. The king made Cat the Storekeeper which made Rat Jealous. Rat plotted and betrayed his friend, Cat to have him deposed

- Godwin C. Nwaogwugwu (Founder)

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Why Cat Kills Mouse (Ctd).....

 

 

Once upon a time, Cat and Rat were friends. They both lived in the palace of a wealthy King, called Obong.  Obong loved cat more because he was much fun to be with than the rat. Therefore, the King appointed cat a storekeeper, while rat was made an errand boy. Rat was not happy and planned to cause disaffection between the King and Cat.........(Scroll down to keep reading)

  

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  • Masquerades Revealed

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Why Cat Kills Mouse (Ctd).....

Rat bore a tiny hole from the food store Cat watched over to a nearby river. Each day Cat would ask Rat to come and play, but Rat would give excuse that he was too busy running errands for the King that he couldn’t afford to play. “You know I am only an errand boy in this palace, and you are a storekeeper. I have errands to run” He always told Cat. Cat was not happy that Rat could not play with him any longer.  

Each night, as Cat retired to bed, Rat would cut open a big bag of corn and stole corns. He moved the grains through the hole he bore to the river-side. He made several trips before dawn and in the course of time moved several bags of corn to the river side.

One day he ran into a fisherman who asked him what he was doing with all that corn. Rat said “I’ve come to wash them for the king, my lord.” But the fisherman was suspicious of Rat’s activities in the night. 

At the end of the year, when the Cat had to render his account to the King, it was found that the store was missing twenty bags of corn. King Obong was furious. He had Cat tied to a tree, and ordered his bodyguards to   flog him until he confessed.  But then the fisherman came out and narrated how he had been seeing Rat with several corns at the river-side each night. Guards were sent to get Rat, but he was nowhere to be seen; they only saw a hole he bore at the store. They fed smoke into the hole; the smoke appeared at the river-side. They went there and saw Rat sitting on a huge pile of corn. They brought him before the king. The King ordered his bodyguards to tie his hands and flog him.

The king apologized to Cat but sent two of them out of the palace. Cat was so angry and vowed to kill Rat anywhere he finds him. Ever since that time the friendship between them became a ‘cat and mouse’ relationship. Whenever a cat sees a rat he will try to kill and eat it. 

Morals: Always be a good friend. Do not be jealous of your friend’s success. God will eventually grant you success if you work hard enough.


         

Ijele, The King Masquerade

Masquerades in most African traditions originated as local law enforcement agents. They protected traditions and shrines. Membership was shrouded in secrecy through initiations to protect the identity of the members who often were used to confront strong men who broke laws. In modern times masquerades are used mostly for entertainments. .Read More

 

African Maiden Dances & Traditional Marriages

Most African traditions place a lot of importance on ladies' chastity, purity and abstinence before marriage. Most African maiden dances were used to keep young women's minds and body active before marriage. A maiden dance is also used to present a young maiden to her intended suitor...Read More


Life, Leaps, & Stumbles (Inspirational Series)

 

Inspirational /Motivational Speeches

Never Lose Relevance in The Sight of God & People You Need to Progress.
A Bad Relationship Is Surely The Fastest Way To Meet Jesus Soon!
Victims of Our Own Deceptions.
Let me speak in parable: Once upon a time – time! time!!
Prayer As A Mere Formality – Sorry, Maybe the Opportunity Has Come And Gone While You Are Still Praying
Please I Cannot Please You Always
How To Win True Lovers & Friends Using Xmas Season!!
One Can Never Grow Beyond One's Capacity.
Why I'll Leave Judgment to God, and Revenge to Karma!
Life is full of contrasts and complications

The Power of Love! (An Inspirational Story Written by Godwin C Nwaogwugwu)

How Emotional Relationships and Strategic Relationships Affect Career.
Do Your Best Friends Take You The Way You Take Them?
How some people start out as quality but end up as ’fairly used’ in relationships.
Don’t Give Up, Sister. Don’t Pack And Quit, Brother. There's a Second Chance!
Never Stand Aside And Watch A Child Being Maltreated
Maybe This Is Why You Haven't Found What You Are Looking for.
Dear God, forgive me in advance
Love and The 'Luv' Effect!
When Being 'Too Smart' Can Be Really Foolish
Do You See A Cup Either As Half-full or Half-empty?
Nobody Gets An Award For Poverty! Why Hang In There?

A Father's Personal Letter To A Heart-broken Daughter

At A Crossroad? You Can Still Find Your Way!

A Father's Special Happy Birthday To His Daughter!!!!

 

Selecting The Sex Of Your Baby By Shettles Method: The Secrets They Didn't Disclose

“Between science and superstition is failure in every aspect of life.  It’s amazing from all evidences in life that God gave 'man' every power to subdue, dominate his environment and create the outcomes he desires. However, ignorance and laziness makes many people to remain needy even in an environment of abundance” – G C Nwaogwugwu (2008)

Disclaimer: Please this is not my original text, I am only summarizing a huge voluminous research book by Dr. Shettles and David Rorvik for my friends who may not have the time to read. Do not attack me based on your religious belief and bear in mind that many people may not share your believes either. Read More

Godwin C. Nwaogwugwu


Parable of The Torchlight - Friends Indeed!!

In the midst of a very thick darkness that beclouded hopes and instilled fear, a figure stood at a distance in a white robe holding a faint torch-light to help guide the paths of a trembled fellow. That figure was neither God, ghost nor an apparition. It's a living being who knew a torch-light will be needed at such a dark moment, brought it out, switched it on to show light that helped save a life. That's what friends are for. Where was your torch-light, when your friend lost his/her way?......Read More

Godwin C. Nwaogwugwu


The Misused Your Love, Abused Your Kindness, and Attacked Your Character

"....They misused your love, abused your kindness, manipulated you, tossed you around, told lies behind you to knock you down, conspired to make you look like a fool before the world, attacked your character and integrity to tarnish your image; but you cannot help but give glory to God because you came out on the other side triumphant and left them forever wondering what happened to their targeted arrows fired from their well-oiled gossip machine and arsenals. Yeah, it all fell on the shield, the stone you are under. ........Now you sing and dance the victory song while they are doomed forever.

.They have incurred the wrath of a mighty man of war, and He is charging at them with a fiery rage. They are scattered in confusion, fleeing in various directions. A trail of victory, victory, victory, victory, victory, victory and power follows your path all the way. I don't care what you are going through, until God says it's over..it ain't over!!! Read More

 

Godwin C. Nwaogwugwu

 A Syndicated Nigerian

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*The History Of Nigeria

 
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"..You can play gospel music all day and post scriptures on your doors. However, if you don't talk to your neighbors, don't move along with co-workers, always looking forward to hearing bad news about your perceived enemies rather than being happy with yourself, God needs no witnesses to sentence you..." -

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 "A big hindrance to personal progress is prejudice. It's amazing what we have in common and how fast we connect with people when we sit around the same table to share food & drink, irrespective of our race, color, background, gender, and beliefs. The worst people on Earth are bigots who believe they are holier and better than others but contribute nothing except hatred. Never waste your time listening to such people."

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