Thursday’s Tale: The Affair of the Hippopotamus and the Tortoise

Today I have another story retold by Elphinstone Dayrell in Folk Stories from Southern Nigeria, 1910. “The Affair of the Hippopotamus and the Tortoise” tells why the hippopotamus is always in the water. I found the story at worldoftales.com. Many years ago the hippopotamus, whose name was Isantim, was one of the …