A wealthy man decided to go on a safari in Africa.
He took his faithful pet dachshund along for company. One day, the
dachshund starts chasing butterflies and before long the dachshund
discovers that he is lost.
So, wandering about, he notices a leopard heading rapidly in his direction
with the obvious intention of having lunch. The dachshund thinks, "OK,
I'm in deep trouble now!"
Then he noticed some bones on the ground close by, and immediately settles
down to chew on the bones with his back to the approaching cat.
Just as the leopard is about to leap, the dachshund exclaims loudly, "Boy,
that was one delicious leopard. I wonder if there are any more around
Hearing this, the leopard halts
his attack in mid-stride, as a look of terror comes over him, and
slinks away into the trees. "Whew," says the leopard. "That was close.
That dachshund nearly had me."
Meanwhile, a monkey who had been watching the
whole scene from a nearby
tree, figures he can put this knowledge to good use and trade it for
protection from the leopard. So, off he goes.
But the dachshund saw him heading after the
leopard with great speed
and figured that something must be up. The monkey soon catches up with
the leopard, spills the beans and strikes a deal for himself with the
The leopard is furious at
being made a fool of and says, "Here monkey, hop on my back and see
what's going to happen to that conniving canine."
Now the dachshund sees the leopard coming with
the monkey on his back, And thinks, "What am I going to do now?"
But instead of running, the dog sits down with his back to his attackers,
pretending he hasn't seen them yet and just when they get close enough
to hear, the dachshund says, "Where's that monkey? I sent him off half
an hour ago to bring me another leopard."