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The Mermaid and the Chameleon

Mermaid, Queen of the oceans, lakes and seas, felt she should be the highest royalty of the sea instead of the non- deserving Chukwu.

 

 

 

The Mermaid was

 

 

thought of as the most

 

 

beautiful,sophisticated,

 

 

and fashionable being

 

 

of all.

 

 

 

She declared a contest

 

 

be held to decide

 

 

whether she is better

 

 

dressed then 

 

 

Chukwu. 

 

 

Chuckwu was amused

 

 

 

by her plans, but agreed

 

 

 

to join in and the day

 

 

was set.

 

 

When the day arrived

 

 

Mermaid put a gorgeous

 

 

 dress on that was

 

 

prepared for the contest

 

 

 specifically. She had

 

 

woven the dress herself

 

 

so she could trust the

 

 

qualtity was perfect.

 

 

 

Chukwu sent his

 

 

Chameleon to fetch the

 

 

water goddess. What

 

 

Mermaid, creature of

 

 

water, didn't know was

 

 

the Chameleon can

 

 

change his appearance at

 

 

will.

 

 

She met Chameleon, she

 

 

was horrified to see that

 

 

he wore the same outfit

 

 

as her. She thought

 

 

"I can't wear the same

 

 

clothes as a spectator of

 

 

the contest, especially

 

 

the god's messenger."

 

 

She returned to her

 

 

palace to change.  This

 

 

time she chose a

 

 

beautiful outfit made of

 

 

coral beads and put on

 

 

expensive jewelry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More confident,

 

 

Mermaid returned to

 

 

Chameleon. Again

 

 

Chameleon was

 

 

wearing the same outfit

 

 

 

as her. So she rushed

 

 

inside to change again.

 

 

When she returned once

 

 

again she was wearing

 

 

the most expensive and

 

 

elaborate clothes she

 

 

owned; covered in rich

 

 

embroidery and spun

 

 

with golden thread

 

 

No one could be better

 

 

dressed. But to her

 

 

dismay, Chameleon

 

 

still wore the same

 

 

clothes as her. The

 

 

cloth finely woven and

 

 

embroidery as

 

 

elaborately designed.  

 

 

This time, Mermaid

 

 

gave up the contest. "If

 

 

 

his messenger is so well

 

 

dressed, how much

 

 

better dressed must

 

 

Chukwu be," the water

 

 

goddess thought.

 

 

 

Since then, no other

 

 

 

god has dared to

 

 

 

challenge Chukwu.