… As Wolf approached, Skunk called out, “Oh brother, you are on your way but do not come up to me, pass around at a safe distance, I have come from the camp of the Clever Fellows and their power is contagious.”
“Yes brother,” replied Wolf “it is as you say, the power of those Clever Fellows is contagious.”
So Wolf passed by without coming too close to Skunk and did not realise that he was hiding a ‘dead’ Rice-Bird in his pack.
Skunk went on and just up the way he met another Wolf Brother who reacted in the same way to his warning.
“So be it, if you are on your way from the camp of the Clever Fellows!” said Wolf as he too passed by at a distance.
The same thing happened with two more Wolf brothers but then Skunk saw the youngest of their kin approaching towards him apace.
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