Oban's Myths & Legends
How the Bear Lost his Tail
retold by Sanjit
This is the story of Bear's tail. I've heard it told in Germany, and in North America by the Iroquois Indians.
A long time ago, Bear had a beautiful, long, furry tail. He thought it was really cool. He laid it out behind him and people had to walk round it.
He asked everyone: "Don't you think my tail is the most beautiful tail you've ever seen?"
People thought Bear was very vain, but they were frightened of his big claws and didn't want to make him angry.Continue