Man was always chasing Hare
but Hare was usually too swift for him…
One day, by means of a fluke, Man caught Hare,
“Now, I’ve got you,” said Man and he tied Hare to a tree,
then he set off to look for kindling…
Hare sat quiet, pondering his predicament,
and saw Jackal cresting a rise.
Hare began to call out, loudly…
“What’s up with you,” said Jackal, hearing the commotion.
“Man has tied me here and gone in search of meat,
he means to feed me it but I don’t know how to eat it.”
“Meat eh?” said Jackal, his mouth watering,
“I’ll tell you what, let me take your place, I’m always hungry for meat.”
Hare and Jackal switched places.
Just as Hare had finished tying Hare to the tree Man came back.
He crested the distant rise with a crowd of people who were shouting,
“Burn, burn, burn…”
“What is that they are shouting?” asked Jackal.
“They are boasting about how much meat they’ve brought,” said Hare.
After the fire had died, the charred remains of Jackal were discovered,
but Hare was nowhere to be seen…