The Ape, The Snake, And The Lion, George W. Bateman

Long, long ago there lived, in a village called Keejee’jee, a woman whose husband died, leaving her with a little baby boy. She worked hard all day to get food for herself and child, but they lived very poorly and were most of the time half-starved. When the boy, whose name was ‘Mvoo’ Laa’na, began…