Award-winning storyteller Bill Gordh (Film Advisory Board Award of Excellence winner, National Association of Parenting Periodicals Gold Award winner) presents this folk tale live with no script, accompanied only by his own dynamic banjo playing.
Hare and Hyena are great friends and decide to start a farm together. They will have a garden and buy 10 cows for milk. They share the work. One day one tends the garden, milks the cows when they come in and fixes dinner. The other watches the cows all day in the fields. This works for a long time.
One day Hyena watches the cows and when Hare milks, no milk comes out. When Hare watches the cows, there is plenty of milk. This happens over and over again. Hare begins to suspect Hyena is milking the cows during the day and drinking the milk. Hyena says he is doing his job watching the cows. So Hare sneaks behind him one day and watched Hyena and sure enough, Hyena is drinking all the milk. Hare is mad.
The next day, Hare takes the cows, goes into the field, cuts their tails off, and sticks the tails into the mud so that it looks like the tails are sticking up out of the mud. Hare then hides the cows in the woods. Hare runs down to Hyena saying the cows have fallen into the mud and that he is not strong enough to pull them out. Hyena to the rescue, but every time, Hyena pulls on a tail he ends up with it in his hand and Hare cries out, "Oh no, you pulled off its tail!" This happens 10 times. They decide that since there are no cows left, they have no reason to keep the farm together, so Hyena takes off. Hare calls the cows and has plenty of milk from then on.
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