Description of the Tale:
Tale's Author: Fairy tales and legends from Africa.
Name of the Tale: A Story About The Tongue
Fairy-Tale's Genre: Domestic
The People of Country: Africa people.
A Story About The Tongue
Once a chief told one of his servants to bring him the best meat from the market. The servant brought him a tongue.
The next day the chief told the servant to bring him the worst meat from the market. The servant brought a tongue again.
"What?" the chief said. 'When I ask for the best meat, you bring a tongue and then you bring the same thing for the worst meat."
The servant said, "Sometimes a man is very unhappy because of his tongue; and sometimes his tongue makes him very happy."
"You are right," the chief said. "Let us be masters of our tongue!"