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The Wise Dachshund

Test yourself: Read the story out aloud and try to start, pause, and stop in the right places.

Note: there is no punctuation indicated in the following story. 

one day a man decided to go on a safari in Africa and he took his faithful pet dachshund along for company playing in the jungle the dachshund starts chasing butterflies and before long the dachshund discovers that he is lost while wandering about he notices a leopard heading rapidly in his direction with the obvious intention of having lunch the dachshund thinks OK Im in deep trouble now then he noticed some bones on the ground close by and immediately settles down to chew on them with his back to the approaching big cat just as the leopard is about to leap the dachshund exclaims loudly boy that was one delicious leopard I wonder if there are any more around here hearing this the leopard halts his attack in mid-stride and as a look of terror comes over him he slinks back away into the trees whew says the leopard that was close that dachshund nearly had me meanwhile a monkey who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby tree figures he can put this knowledge to good use and trade it for protection from the leopard so off he goes but the dachshund saw him heading after the leopard with great speed and figured that something must be up the monkey soon catches up with the leopard spills the beans and strikes a protection deal for himself with his arch enemy the leopard is furious at being made a fool of and says here monkey hop on my back and see whats going to happen to that conniving canine now the dachshund sees the leopard coming with the monkey on his back and thinks what am I going to do now but instead of running the dog just sits down with his back to his attackers pretending he hasnt seen them yet and just when they get close enough to hear the dachshund exclaims wheres that damn monkey I sent him off half an hour ago to bring me another leopard

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