Long long ago, rabbits’ tails were long.
One day, a rabbit wanted to go across the river, but he couldn’t swim and there was no bridge either. He thought for a moment,and then he gathered all of the tortoises in the river. The rabbit said to them: ”Oh, you are the most intelligent animals in the world.And I think you must be able to make me go across the river.”
Hearing the compliment, all of the tortoises were so happy that they lined up to a “bridge” on the river. In this way the rabbit could walk on the shells of tortoises to pass the river.
At the end of the bridge, the rabbit couldn’t help laughing at tortoises and said:”How stupid you are, you have been cheated! I made a compliment just in order to make you help me.”
The tortoises heard the wordsand got very angry. But what could they do,the rabbit was about to go across the “bridge”!At the time the rabbit was to arrive in another bank,the last tortoise bit the rabbit’s tail to
draw him into the river. The rabbit was so fearful that he tried his best to go forward to the bank. In the end, the rabbit’s tail was bitten by the tortoise.