This story is from Sudan and is taken from Ruth Manning Sanders’ 1973 collection, A Book of Sorcerers and Spells. It is a story of abuse of power vs standing your ground. A sorcerer, who cannot take no for an answer from a girl he fancies, changes her into a bear and the guy she intends to marry into a lion so they cannot be together. Although, his inability to accept no as an answer is what eventually brings about his destruction.

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