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WHY TURTLE HAS CRACKED SHELLS

 

A Repository Of African Folk Stories, Culture and Traditions

Once upon a time, Turtle went up to Leopard's house and bet with Mrs Leopard that he would ride on her husband's back like a horse. The turtle actually tricked Mr Leopard and rode on his back like a horse but paid a big price afterwards

- Godwin C. Nwaogwugwu (Founder)

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WHY TURTLE HAS CRACKED SHELLS  (Ctd)..............

 

 

One day, Turtle went to Leopard's house. He saw Mrs. Leopard standing at the door. Turtle bowed and said, "How do you do, madam?"  

"How do you do too?" She replied. ........(Scroll down to keep reading)

  

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List Of Stories In The Book

  • Why Turtle Has Cracked Shells
  • Amina, The Courageous Princess
  • Why Dog And Fox Are Enemies
  • The Disobedient Boy
  • Masquerades Revealed

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WHY TURTLE HAS CRACKED SHELLS  (Ctd).....

 "Well," Turtle said, "I've got a fever and my skin hurts all over. I'm so sick with fever that I'm going to go to the bush to look for roots to make a root tea."  

"That sounds proper," says Mrs. Leopard.  

"By the way, where is Mr. Leopard today" asked Mr. Turtle. 

"He's out hunting" she replied. "You haven't seen him?"  

"No, madam," Turtle replied. "I'm sorry he's far away, because if he had been here, I'd go ride him like a horse."  

This statement upset Mrs. Leopard, so Turtle went home. When Mr. Leopard returned, Mrs. Leopard told him that Turtle said he was going to ride him like a horse. Mr. Leopard went wild, gnashed his teeth, growled, and went over to Turtle's house.

"So, you say you are going to ride me like a horse?!"  

"No I did not!" said Turtle "I never said anything like that!"  

Leopard says, "All right then, let's go ask my wife."  

Turtle replied "But I can’t walk. I am sick with fever all over."  

"Okay, I'll give you a ride" Leopard replied.  

And Turtle replied "Fever will make me fall. Get me a little rope. I'll tie it around your mouth Mister Leopard. I'll hold on to the rope so that when I shake with the fever, I will not fall off of you."  

Leopard got him the rope.   

Then Turtle said, "Give me one little stick, Mister Leopard, so that I can keep the flies from bothering either one of us."  

Leopard got him the stick. And off they went, with Leopard carrying Turtle, and Turtle bouncing but holding the rope, and with Turtle flogging Leopard with the stick.  

When they reached Leopard's home, his wife was waiting. She pointed at Leopard and said, "Well, it's true. Turtle said he was going to ride you like a horse, and he's doing just that!" and she burst out laughing.  

Leopard realized that he had been fooled, and he pushed Turtle off his back. He was mad now. He grabbed the rope and the stick and held Turtle tight. Then he found a bigger stick, and flogged Turtle multiple times, and so hard that the shell on his back had cuts all over it. That is why turtle still has marks on his shell from the flogging he got from Leopard.


         

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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 "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."

- Godwin C. Nwaogwugwu


 

 

 

 

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