Ep. 558 - A Story About Three Youths All Skilled in Certain Things and How They Used That Skill to Circumvent a Difficulty - A Nigerian Folktale
This tale is about (some) youths.
Certain young men went to an outlying village where some young girls were. They went on, and came to a stream; there was (practically) no water on the road; the water came (only) up to their ankles. They passed on.
They came to where the maidens were, and came and greeted them, and carried them off. They came to the stream and found it full up with water. (Then) they said, 'Ah (when) we passed this water it was not so,' and they said, 'How is this?' One among them said, 'Let us turn back.' The rest said, 'No, we do not go back.' Now they were three, the king of wrestlers, the king of bowmen, and the king of prayer.
(And) they said, 'Let each try and get out of the difficulty by resorting to his own particular skill.'