The god Nyame up in the sky had all the wisdom of the world. He kept it safe in a clay pot.
Every time Anansi looked in the clay pot, he learned something new. It was so exciting!
He began to climb the tree. But it was hard climbing the tree with the pot bumping him in the knees all the time.
Anansi tried tying the clay pot full of wisdom to his back, and it really was a lot easier.
Anansi was so angry about this that he threw the clay pot down out of the tree.
And that is how people learned to farm, to weave cloth, to make iron tools, and all the other things that people know how to do.
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