The Man and the Snake
There was a man and one day he went on a journey. When he was beside a river he met a snake. The snake asked him to carry him across the river.
The man said, “How can I?”
“Put me on your back,” said the snake.
The man was frightened, but he did so.
On the other side he said, “Now get down from my back.”
The snake said, “No, let’s go to court.”
The man agreed.
The judge was a hyena. He listened to their case. The hyena was scared of the snake.
“I can’t make a decision. Go to the monkey.”
They went to the monkey and told the case and the monkey said, “OK, let me first go into a tree.”
They said, “OK.”
The monkey said, “You must both be on the ground.”
So the snake fell down to the ground.
The monkey said to the man, “You have a knife in your hand and a snake is at your feet.”
The man understood and he killed the snake.
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