Types ATU0122B squirrel persuades fox to pray before eating
Motifs K0562.1 captive trickster persuades captor to pray before eating
In Thompson: K0561.1 animal captor persuaded to talk and release victim from his mouth
(Baer says this is clearly just a "typo" but I can see some similarity...?)
Harris notes Cock and Jackal in Bleek: "Please pray before you kill me, as the white man does" ... "The irony of this statement in a stor told by a black man to a white man excited no comment, neither from Bleek nor Harris."
Flowers has four parallels where dupe clasped his hands in prayer that lets trickster escape
Baer: "There is no controversy or question about this tale; even Dorson sees it as of African provenance."