5. Jackal and Hyena

Jackal and Hyena went and hired themselves to a man as his servants. In the middle of the night Jackal rose and smeared Hyena’s tail with some fat, and then ate all the rest of it. In the morning the man missed the fat, and he immediately accused Jackal of having eaten it. “Look at Hyena’s tail,” said the rogue, “and you will see who the thief is.” The man did so, and then thrashed Hyena till he was nearly dead.