A wealthy man decided to go on a safari in Africa. He took his faithful pet dog along for company. One day the dog starts chasing butterflies and before long he discovers that he is lost. So, wandering about he notices a lion heading rapidly in his direction with the obvious intention of having lunch.
The dog thinks, “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 lion is about to leap, the dog shouts loudly,
“Man, that was one delicious lion. I wonder if there are any more around here?”
Hearing this, the lion halts his attack in mid stride, as a look of terror comes over him, and slinks away into the bush.
“Whew”, said the lion. “That was close. That dog 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 lion. So he chases after the lion. The dog sees him heading after the lion and suspects the monkey is going to tell the lion everything.
The monkey soon catches up with the lion, spills the beans and strikes a deal. The lion is furious at being made a fool and says,
“Here monkey, hop on my back and see what’s going to happen to that conniving canine.”
Now the dog sees the lion coming back with the monkey 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 coming. And just when they get close enough to hear, the dog says,
“Where’s that monkey. I sent him off half an hour ago to bring me another lion, and he’s still not back!!”