One day, a dog was playing in the jungle when he saw a leopard racing toward him. Thinking quickly the dog picked up some bones on the ground, and began chewing on them, his back to the racing leopard.

Just as the leopard was about to leap, the dog exclaimed loudly, "That was one delicious leopard. I wonder if there are any more around here?"

Hearing that, the leopard halted his attack mid-air, a look of terror on his face, and snuck back into the trees.

Meanwhile, a monkey watching from nearby figured he could trade his knowledge of what happened for protection. The dog saw him heading after the leopard and figured something must be up.

The monkey caught up to the leopard and told his tale. The furious leopard said, "Here monkey, hop on my back and see what I do to that sneaky dog."

The dog saw the leopard coming with the monkey on his back, and again thought quickly. He sat down with his back to the leopard and the monkey. As they got close, the dog said, "Where's that monkey? I sent him off to bring me another leopard, and he's still not back!"

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