There is an interesting narration to tell how African Folk Tales were born.
The African people say :
The mouse goes everywhere into rich people's houses and into the poorest people's houses, too. In the old days the mouse made stories from all that she saw. Stories were her children. Each story-child had its dress - white, blue, red, green and black. The stories lived in her house and did everything for her.
One day a sheep ran against the door of the house where the mouse lived. The door was old and it broke and all the stories ran out. And now they run up and down over all the earth.