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Title

The man who called the crocodiles

Description

Gyiii-eee! This is the sound that calls a crocodile. In this land, the wealthy king takes Lulaba as his new wife. She eventually has Gobango as her only son. She tells Gobango of stories about her father calling crocodiles. Eventually Gobango has to flee from his mom or the dead kingメs enemies will kill him. He flees to meet Lulabaメs father, his grandfather. He goes on a fishing trip and meets one of the fishermanメs beautiful daughters, Nanjobe. Gobango asks her father if he can marry her. He says no because he isnメt rich enough to take care of his daughter. Therefore, he works to raise money for her. Six months later, Nanjobe is to marry an old man. Gobango and Nanjobe both hate this idea and flee to Gobangoメs boat. Nanjobeメs father sends people after the two, so Gobango calls the crocodiles, Gyiii-eee. Crocodiles surround their boat. The rest of the people search for the lovers and assuming they are dead, take their boats back to the village.

Author

Mashiri, Pascal

Publisher

Read Educational Trust

Illustrator

Varney, Anna

ISBN

1-874978-32-8

City of Publication

Braamfontein

Year of Publication

1995

Author of Abstract

Abstract provided by Katie Armbruster, 2006

Citation

Mashiri, Pascal, “The man who called the crocodiles,” Children's Picture Book Database at Miami University, accessed July 15, 2019, https://dlp.lib.miamioh.edu/picturebook/items/show/13434.
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