13. Coyote Misses Real Rabbit
He was walking [along] a road.
He again saw a Rabbit lying on the edge of the road.
As he went along quite close to it, he spoke thus:
"Who'd meddle with a rock Rabbit?" he said.
That one was a real Rabbit but he paid no attention to it.
He passed on right by it.
A little further on, he looked back.
He saw that Rabbit jumping up.
Then he cursed himself:
"No good Coyote! Child of a Coyote! He goes about without a bit of sense!" he said.
He ran after the Rabbit who had jumped up.
He had run from him into a dead tree that lay there.
[Coyote] lay toward [the hole in the tree].
He tried again and again in vain to reach into the hole.
[Then] he caught [hold of] the Rabbit.
Then the Rabbit spoke thus:
"Oh my grandmother! Give me the knife! Right now I'm going to cut off his wrist!" he said, holding Coyote by the wrist.
Then Coyote also spoke thus:
"Oh my grandmother! I beg of you, don't give him the knife!" he said.
Then [Rabbit] got away from Coyote.