How The Tortoise Shell Broke

At the beginning of time the tortoise were very fast animals they could run any race and their shell was still intact 

There was a party at the Heavens gate and the Lord invited the animals and the humans to the party.

They all have their selves silly names the peacock's name was come over to my room,the tortoise's name was all of you, the cobra's name was come and take etc

In the party they brought a very huge pot of garnished food and told all of them"all of you" to eat it, when the long necked animals saw this they informed the other animals and in a full force, the big foot of the elephant, Komodo dragon, rhinoceros, hippopotamus etc smashed the tortoise shell and it broke, they smashed all his bones and threw him down to Earth.

His wife quickly cought him and took him to the doctor owl, who did not go to the party, and it glued Mr tortoise shell, the tortoise walked so slow because of his broken bones and when they had children they were all dominantly slow and took after their daddy's broken Shell.

His wife died out of a broken heart, that is why we can not see any fast tortoise or a tortoise without a broken Shell. 

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  • Did tortoise really had a smooth back from the unset? 

    "Carapace" that's what's its back is actually called.. Right from when I was young,  have heard different story about how tortoise broke it's back but the true fact to this story is that tortoise never once had a smooth back like its relation "Turtle ". 

    Tortoise  back had been rough right from creation.. .

    - Emmanuel Aibueku - 2019-10-05 17:56:05 Quote

  • Its an interesting story that can give an example of how tortoise are today, but you shoud know, thats not exactly what happen to tortoise, no one knows how tortoise was created or when it was created but in all its an enjoyable story to be told to little kids.

    - Alex Gabriel - 2019-10-05 17:57:28 Quote

  • I've heard this story before when I was in the secondary school but I could not comprehend if it was really true to the fact that tortoise are slow. My instincts tell me it's just a fabricated story but one that teaches morals. Tortoise are naturally slow from creation (Smiles). A good story though

    - Ademola Jayesimi - 2019-10-05 18:00:10 Quote

  • This is wonderful. It makes me remember when I was little in the village. We would sit at under the moonlight to hear stories from my grandfather. He would say "Alo o" and we would reply, "Aalo." Such good old days. 

    Thank you for making me remember the tortoise story

    - Aderogba Oluwayemisi - 2019-10-05 18:17:58 Quote

  • Wow, my grand mother used to tell me this story then except that her's took a more moral view where all flying birds lend tortoise few of their feather to fly to heaven for the meeting and after tortoise played a fast game on them, they collected their feathers leaving tortoise to fall back from heaven and snail was actually the animal that glue him which he(tortoise) also killed after promising not to harm him(snail).

    - Amaobichukwu Orji - 2019-10-05 19:31:21 Quote

  • waww, I remember this story  back then in primary school, class two reader, it was really fun then and we believed it to be true with full confident.hahaha

    childhood days was realy fun, then one dont have so much to think about but to go to shool, read your book, play , eat and sleep

    - Eke Kingsley - 2019-10-05 20:43:06 Quote

  • Hahaha, thanks so much for this story. It really reminded of my childhood and those folktales my parents used to tell me. Though I'm an adult now, I still kind of believe that story. It's just so funny and interesting.

    - Annie Ray - 2019-10-05 21:56:53 Quote

  • Lol .Nice story. Have actually heard duffertnt version of the story. I remember while I was growing up my mom will sit us down and tell us stiry of how tortise shell got broken

    - Ealefoh Adesuwa - 2019-10-05 22:31:11 Quote

  • Hahahahahah .. It's been long I read this folktare before .. It was one of my favorite stories why growing up .. I read it a lot of times to the extent, that I was able to read it off hand.... I thought the story was real and I argued with anyone who said otherwise.... I miss my childhood memories a lot. 

    - Onyebuchi Bednar - 2019-10-05 22:37:05 Quote

  • OK, it seems quit funny but how did you come about this story? What a good wife his wife was.But i still not believe that to be reason for tortoise broken shell.

    - Olawole Taofeek - 2019-10-05 22:39:20 Quote

  • A funny one there again. Tortoise and his shell story does remind most of us of childhood days. Although my own version of tortoise and the reason for his broken shell is a little different from this but also as funny also. Thanks for bringing me good childhood memories.

    - Kehinde Adetimole - 2019-10-05 22:40:00 Quote

  • Hmmmm, nice story, but the most important thing is the lesson learnt from this story. Whatever you do today either good or bad will surely affect you in the future. 

    So leave your life very well so that your generation will pray for you when you will be no more.

    Moral of the story.

    - Oloruntobi Abiodun - 2019-10-05 22:40:42 Quote

  • Hahahahahaha. Wow this is a really great story I've heard many tortoise stories but non like this one ,it's such a petty that the modern age children might not get to hear about this wonderful stories,or take part in the adventurous encounters we had.

    - DONALD CHARLES - 2019-10-05 23:20:27 Quote

  • Wow this brings back a lot of childhood memories, really nice and it's does pass on a message that applies to all 

    Aside from that it's kinda surprising that such a topic (story) can be approved and others that carry messages that have a greater impact on people lives are considered trash. 

    - Richard Olumide Okorocha - 2019-10-05 23:34:11 Quote

  • I've heard of the story while in primary school. The story in a nutshell teaches us that one should not always be greedy in everything, we should also look out for others. The tortoise shells won't have break hadn't been he was covetous and greedy 

    - Adaranijo Muhammad Toha - 2019-10-05 23:44:23 Quote

  • Hmmm its a story indeed, the one I heard during my JSS 1 class was that all the animal collected their feathers from him and threw him down and his (Toitoises wife) had prepared a bed full of broken bottles for him to land on, and he landed on the broken bottles and made his shell to cracks... 

    Moral lesson: Think twice before any action to be taken because it affect the future... 

    - Julius Oluwatobiloba Akande - 2019-10-06 05:23:05 Quote

  • The story reminds me of a particular phrase that says ...survival is only for the fittest. It's a pity that Mr Tortoise allowed himself to be treated that way because of food.                                            Thank God for his wife who took him to Mr Owl to fix his broken shell. Maybe Mr Owl also did something to the DNA of Mr Tortoise because when the children of Mr Tortoise were delivered, the children resembled their father having the same broken shells. What a pity! 

    - Light Udoyo - 2019-10-06 07:14:51 Quote

  • I have heard this story during my child hood. But the lesson from this story is that we should be mindful of what we do today for it not to be upon our children children. Because the children of the tortoise are the one suffering it now.

    - Francis Emmanuel - 2019-10-06 07:25:54 Quote

  • Growing up, my dd used to tell me all these stories😍 and I enjoyed them so much. Sadly folktale is slowly fading away and overthrown by phones and gadget. Our traditional life has been excessively refined.

    - Blanche Patrick - 2019-10-06 08:06:45 Quote

  • I have heard this story many times and its always told in different ways. for example, there is one that says the tortoise fell off a hill and broke his shell and it was repaired by ants. The importance of the story is that actions have consequences.

    - Aliyu Gana Aliyu - 2019-10-06 09:09:22 Quote

  • Dont even know which to believe , growing up we have heard a lot of untrue stories of how the tortoise shell its no news how the tortoise shell broke we just hope the tortoise dosnt go on extinction

    - Charles Igala - 2019-10-06 11:44:44 Quote

  • Nice write up. Mr tortoise had to be thrown down to earth because of this.  Although, tortoise is a naturally slow moving animal. And his wife's death was a sorrowful one

    - Christopher Peace - 2019-10-06 12:30:53 Quote

  • 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣..o yea...I so remember reading it in one of my  primary  story books daddy bought me.. and from Grandma.... finally finally 🙌 Childhood is set Sha!!! ..

    Nd how granny will ask us to tell her what we learnt from the story..ND I'll b like .it's not Goodto b greedy 😆

    - Kalu Sarah - 2019-10-06 13:23:37 Quote

  • This is truly interesting and funny. So many stories about how tortoise got a broken shell anyways it quite different from what have reading and this reminds me of back then in primary and secondary school

    - Ojo Oladayo - 2019-10-06 14:10:13 Quote

  • This is a very interesting fact for Folk tales though I would say. This is a story used to teach children about the effects or the disadvantage of greed. But this story has been told and retold over and o er and over again to the extent that I'm not even sure if the true story is in circulation. when we come to fact we realise that the tortoise never once had a smooth back, I can go ahead to say that was how God created but why? no one can tell. that's just my opinion

    - Emmanuel Nwankwo - 2019-10-06 14:18:39 Quote

  • Interesting write up, lol 😀, you make me remember all the lies we are feeding ourselves in primary school days, different stories and lies ,I so much enjoy those stories when I was young though, thanks for bringing back old memories.

    - Jerry ifeoluwa Adebayo - 2019-10-06 14:20:04 Quote

  • This is a very interesting fact for Folk tales though I would say. This is a story used to teach children about the effects or the disadvantage of greed. But this story has been told and retold over and o er and over again to the extent that I'm not even sure if the true story is in circulation. when we come to fact we realise that the tortoise never once had a smooth back, I can go ahead to say that was how God created but why? no one can tell. 

    - Ezeh Somtoo Emmanuel - 2019-10-06 14:22:22 Quote

  • like seriously have heard a lot of stories on how the tortoise broke its shell but don’t know which one isn’t the  particular one now have heard this one has been added to my tortoise story thanks 

    - Abiola abidemi Muritala - 2019-10-06 14:33:46 Quote

  • The tortoise shell has always been rough, all those stories of it's shell being smooth where just stories to teach the children of our generation morals. I really miss those days 

    - John Olamide - 2019-10-06 15:34:51 Quote

  • Heard this story since I was a kid, but with little bit of this and that where when they asked all of you tobeatvthe food and tortoise eat all the first and the second time and the animals were angry, also that the animals with wings that gave him wings when they were going to heaven collected it Bach and he had to find his way home so he jumped and crashed. How true this story is what I dont understand although we all know it is a folklore.

    - Blessing Kayode - 2019-10-06 18:04:10 Quote

  • This is really interesting,informative and educative.Great to know this.But tortoise do stay long on earth with their broken shell oo but those with unbreak shell don't live long as they do..thanks for this information

    - Mercy,hannah Famakinwa - 2019-10-06 18:16:56 Quote

  • OK..that's nice,make me remember my childhood days.but I have heard different type of story on how tortoise broke its shell but, don't know which to believe.I know one day God will shed light to this wonderful mistry story

    - Aladetoyinbo Timilehin - 2019-10-06 21:02:49 Quote

  • Funny ,i have heard a lot of stories about tortoise right from when i was young especially have heard a lot of stories about its shell.Tortoise must surely be a unique animal.

    - Taiwo Itunuoluwa - 2019-10-06 21:12:11 Quote

  • Right from when I was young, i have heard different kind of stories on the tortoise, the stories were always captivating and interesting, there is barely no animal that the tortoise had not had any contact with, the tortoise is surely a unique animal 

    - Adeyeye Victor - 2019-10-07 17:27:22 Quote

  • Funny I must say. Right from when I was young, I had been told different stories of how the cunning tortoise shell broke, and now when I remember I can’t help but laugh at this stories. But the true fact is that the tortoise never had a smooth shell cause that’s how it was created.

    - Onekeneke prince - 2019-10-08 20:26:43 Quote

  • Wow! So interesting story. 

    I could remember when they would be tell us stories like this when we were Young , Gaining alot of great lessons and applying them to our daily activities, buh...  unlike what kids if nowadays are being exposed to.

    - Tunmise Gideon - 2019-10-11 22:41:22 Quote

  • Folktales.. So true and believeable but really didn't happen, but all forktales has massages that it carries out. Tortoise has always had many stories on why his back is like that but most of the stories center's around greediness. 

    - Orji Nelly - 2019-10-11 22:50:03 Quote

  • My grandma used to say the tortoise was very greedy that he wanted to attend a party for birds in heaven so he asked vulture to carry him on its back the vulture told him he must not talk on their way because the tortoise will be using its mouth to hold the tortoise back. On their way he forgot the advice that the vulture gave him he fell down and broke his shell

    - Haryhormhedey Emmanuel - 2019-10-12 18:15:20 Quote

  • Yes that's a good story which was all about tortoise and his greediness which made him have a rough shell, but we all know that tortoise was created like that but the story teaches us of not to be greedy but in the story tortoise pretended to be wise but don't know he wasn't which he even gave himself a name "all of you" which he  beared at the party but at the process the other animals had to smash him and throw him to earth cos of his greediness thats why tortoise had a rough shell till date .

    - Dikko George Oluebube - 2019-10-12 19:54:03 Quote

  • I heard this story back in primary school, and i believed it because i was too young then😂. But now i don't believe it ever had a smooth back. I really loved stories then, it always lightened my mood

    - Sandra Ihemedo - 2019-10-12 23:57:33 Quote

  • I heard this story back in primary school,and funny enough i believed it because i was too young then😂. But now i don't believe Tortoise ever had a smooth face, i really loved these stories

    - Sandra Ihemedo - 2019-10-13 00:04:45 Quote

  • Everyone👪👭👫👬! This is a fictional story created to amuse🎊 children that is why it is in entertainment🎊🎉section.

    ​​​​​​I'm not actually certain😟that tortoises🐢 had a smooth back🐢or fast legs🏃, as i said it is utterly for amusement🎊and entertainment🎉.

    It could be that they were like that from the beginning🌐, it is only God👻 that knows.



    - Kelvin Coker - 2019-10-13 15:06:12 Quote

  • Interesting story of the Tortoise and I really love this story back in the  days when I was in the primary school. It was very interesting usually composed my story,  I don't even know where the books are now so it was a very nice story indeed that's really inspired many people to be very smart in life to look forward to what they're going to do to achieve at any cost,  you have to sacrificed something very special to get what you want or you know you can manipulate it all around but still yet it is good for the story so I love this story very much thank you for sharing.

    - ijesuobo Ikponmwosa - 2019-10-13 15:56:35 Quote

  • Wow. I never knew I was still going to come across this story. Lol. Such an interesting one. As a student of literature, I could analyze this story and still come up with something. That’s one thing about children stories. It is fun. Thank you for sharing anyway.

    - Kazeem Taiwo - 2019-10-14 13:38:38 Quote

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