Mousedeer and Crocodiles
The dog was so furious that it ran after the mousedeer but it couldn't catch him because the mousedeer hid behind the bushsmartly. The dog barked and could only say, "You are liar! You told me that I would be the farmer's son in law ..., the fact that Mr. Farmer would slaughter you to be made satay!"
Despite his small body, mousedeer had always brilliant ideas so that he hid under thick bushes in order not to be seen. If it were racing with the dog, mousedeer would surely lose. "What a stupid dog!" the mousedeer said in laughter. He carefully covered the traces of his feet with the dust so that the dog wouldn't know where the mousedeer was.
When it was safe the mousedeer came out of the bushes and ran in different direction with the poor dog. This time he arrived in the bank of a deep river. "It seems that it is a very deep river", he said to himself and thought for a few minutes to find the way to cross it. "I've got an idea", he whispered. Then he walked toward a group of banana trees, he pushed them strongly till they fell down one by one.
Several minutes later he tied several logs and the rowing boat was ready to cross the river. "How heavy it is", he thought while dragging it into the river.
He was not aware that several hungry crocodiles were watching him from the distance. Suddenly a big crocodile caught him from behind ... but this time he was late. His left leg had been stabbed with the sharp teeth of the crocodile. "Auch ... hey ... wait a minute Mr. Crocodile!" the mousedeer begged.
"Wait for what? I am starving!" the crocodile said.
"Don't worry, Mr. Crocodile, it is impossible for me to fight with you, I'm starving, too. My stomach is empty, my body contains no meat, let me look for food first!" the mousedeer said.
The crocodile agreed, he took his sharp teeth off the mousedeer's leg. "Then, what do you want?" the crocodile asked. "You have a lot of friends, don't you?" the mousedeer asked. "Yes, you're right, I'll call my friends".
Then in a short time, a great number of crocodiles rose on the surface of the river. "One of you must take me to cross this river to seek some meal so that my body is fat enough for you all to eat", the mousedeer said.
"Hey, the mousedeer, don't try to trick me, will you?" Mr. Crocodile warned him. "How do I dare to trick you, you are so strong and powerfull no one dares to trick you!" the mousedeer convinced.
"Well, ok, I'll take you there and you must eat a lot of food to make you fat", the crocodile agreed. The mousedeer jumped on the crocodile's back hurriedly and the crocodile swam across the river with him. "Wow what a nice sailing!" the mousedeer shouted cheerfully. "For the time being, enjoy your trip but by and by I'll swallow you", the crocodile thought.
"Remember little mousedeer, don't try to trick me", Mr. Crocodile reminded him while waiting on the river bank. After eating a lot of fruits and cucumber, the mousedeer backed to the river bank where there was the crocodile waiting. The mousedeer was so full that he looked a little bit fatter than he used to be. "Mr. Crocodile, how many friends of yours are there in the river?" the mousedeer started to play a trick again. "Many!" the crocodile answered. "How many are there precisely?" the mousedeer asked again. "I can't count them, there are a great number, and also I've never counted them!" the crocodile shouted angrily. "It's too bad, how can you share and devide my body if you don't know the number of yourfriend?" the mousedeer asked. "Well, if so, I myself will count the number of your friends, and now you must form a line across this river.
"That's right, I agree with you, remember I'm the leader in this river so that I have the right to have your delicious tight", the crocodile claimed. In a few minutes the crocodiles have made a formation of a line across the river. Later, the mousedeer jumped on the crocodiles back one by one while counting them ... one, two, three ... arriving in another side of the river, the mousedeer waved his hard happily saying thanks to all crocodiles who could only stare at him."Hey ... stop!!! don't go away! I've not eaten you, yet!" but the mousedeer kept running away from them. He didn't care of them anymore and walked into the jungle.