My friend described a possible fable to me that they read as a child. They recall it being a picture book that was a fable/folk tale that had a weasel/mongoose type chacter. The main character gets engaged and sets out to collect his friends and dowry for the wedding. Among the friends he finds on the way are a tortoise and a boa/python. He waits for each of his friends to complete their own tasks (boa eats an antelope, tortoise waits for log to break down so he can get over it). Because of this, he returns to his village a very long time later. His bride has married someone else as he took so long.
Anyone know of this book?