Author Country :Malawi/Mozambique/Tanzanian Genre Type : Location :Malawi/Mozambique/Tanzanian Year of Publication :0/ Publication : Sub Theme :Animals, Eternal Life/Heaven/Hell, God, Wisdom/Stupidity/ Author Name :Yao Ethnic Group/ Author City :
When God had finished creation he wanted to send people an
important message. He called the chameleon to go and tell them that after death
they will return to life. The lizard had eavesdropped. However, she had
misunderstood what the chameleon was told. She ran quickly to tell people what
she thought she had heard God say: "After death there is no return." The agile
lizard had long reached the people when the chameleon was still on his way.
People thought the lizard’s message natural and a matter of fact. When at last
the chameleon arrived and delivered God’s message, people ridiculed him and
said: "You stupid chameleon, we already know that we are all going to die and
that death is the end of everything."