Once upon a time, there were two friends. Their names were KaoFong and Suta. Kao Fong was blind and Suta was lame. Suta andKao Fong wanted to travel the world together. To do this, KaoFong carried Suta on his back, and Suta guided Kao Fong.
As they were traveling, Kao Fong and Suta grew very hungry. Theyspotted a hole in a tree and assumed a bird had made a nest andlaid its eggs in there. Suta immediately told Kao Fong about thehole, and asked him to climb it. Kao Fong set Suta down on theground, and started climbing the tree. Kao Fong reached in thehole, and unknowingly pulled out a snake.
Kao Fong asked Suta what he had in his hand, and Suta did notanswer, for fear that Kao Fong would be startled and fall offthe tree. Suddenly the snake spit venom into Kao Fong's eyes,and he could see again. When Kao Fong opened his eyes, he sawthe snake and became mad at Suta for not telling him. Kao Fongthrew the snake down at Suta. Suta became so frightened, he gotup and ran away, no longer being lame.
Kao Fong then realized that Suta had tried to protect him, andimmediately apologized. Suta forgave him, and they continued ontheir journey.
Just before dusk, Kao Fong and Suta decided to make a bed of bamboo.They made this bed very long so they could sleep foot to foot.This would enable them to see animals that might sneak up behindthe other.
That night, an elephant spotted Kao Fong and Suta sleeping. Theelephant thought that Kao Fong and Suta were one creature withtwo heads. He was amazed and called upon the rest of his junglefriends to see this spectacular sight. The turtle, who was nottall enough to see, climbed up on top of the elephant's head.
The poor turtle slipped and fell off the elephant's head and ontothe two friend's feet. Both of the men immediately woke up. Theanimals suddenly fled in terror. During this stampede, one ofthe two deer was accidently killed. They heard a rustling nearbyin the bushes. They went to see what it was, and found a deercaught in some twigs. They took it to their camp where the otherdeer was roasting on the barbeque.
They took the roasted meat and the live deer and continued ontheir journey. Soon after, they came to a nearby village. Thevillagers were amazed that the two men could catch the deer withouta gun. The villagers asked how the two men caught the deer. Thetwo men pointed to the sack holding the live deer, and told themthat their hunting dog caught the deer. The villagers asked ifthey would sell the dog for its weight in silver, Suta and KaoFong gladly said yes. Before Suta and Kao Fong left, they warnedthe villagers not to let the dog out in the village for it wouldsurely eat the chickens. They said the best place to let him gowas in the jungle.
The villagers gave their thanks, and said good-bye to Suta andKao Fong, who were too busy laughing to notice. That afternoon,the villagers let the deer loose. The deer ran off, and at thatmoment the villagers realized they had been tricked. As for Sutaand Kao Fong, they lived happily ever after on their farm, whichthey bought with the money.