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It's (African) Lit African Folktales: Why The Hippopotamus Lives in the Water.

It's (African) Lit African Folktales: Why The Hippopotamus Lives in the Water.

Once upon a time there was a hippopotamus, named Isantim. He was one of the biggest kings on the land; second only to the elephant. The hippo had seven large wives, all of whom he was very fond. As he was a very rich king, now and then, he would through a huge feast for the village people, however, although every one knew the hippo, no one, except his seven wives, knew his name.