Where do stories come from? These stories come from a time when animals could speak like men, and when men could understand them. They come from the time when minds were still pure and all things were possible. Folk tales generally derive from the daily experience of a people, their environment, their predominant occupations, their aspirations and of course their moral rules. They can be funny, they can be fascinating, they can be ridiculous, they can be thought-provoking, they can be quite pedantic, but the constant purpose remained to serve as illustrations to teach young important lessons about wholesome values. The Yoruba folk tales in this book have the have the same primary qualities.