The stories in this book are typical night-time folktales African children enjoyed before the advent of western-style education. Though overtly meant to entertain children, the stories served a great purpose. Folktale sessions served as informal school lessons. To teach children, it was, and still is, easier to first capture their attention and ultimately command their obedience through stories instead of barking orders or use a corporal punishment. In the 21st Century, the use of physical coercion as a teaching tool is dead and thank goodness for that. As a result of this, the necessity of teaching children moral values is now more acute than before. Apart from simple entertainment, it is hoped that this collection of variegated folktales can be used as a non-coercive tool for teaching children the rewards of virtue and the bitter fruits of iniquity.