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Coyote and the Giant (continued)


Oban the Knowledge Keeper

Coyote climbed over the strange white rocks and walked inside.

""H'mmm! The floor is very soft and spongy" said Coyote to himself.

Suddenly there was a loud groaning sound and the front of the cave closed.

"That's strange" said Coyote. "But it doesn't matter because

I'm not going back that way".

He walked on until he met a very thin women crawling along the cave floor.

"Hello. What's the matter with you?" asked Coyote.

"I'm like this because of the giant" answered the woman.

"Where is that giant?" asked Coyote angrily swinging the tree branch through the air. "I'll hit him over the head".

The woman laughed. "You can't see him because you're already inside his stomach. That wasn't a cave you entered, it was the giant's mouth".

"That explains the strange white boulders around the entrance" said Coyote. "They're his teeth".

More thin weak people crawled over to Coyote and the woman.

"None of you look very well. Has the giant made you all sick?" asked Coyote.

"No, we're too hungry and too weak to stand" said a man. "Once you're in here there's no way out and no food".

"But there's food all around you" said Coyote. "If this cave is the inside of the giant, you can eat the giant!".

"We never thought of that" they said.

"You're not as smart as me" said Coyote.

"You're inside the giant too" the woman reminded him.

Coyote didn't answer. He took out his knife and started cutting pieces out of the cave wall. Then he gave the meat to the people.  Continue