TWO FAST RUNNERS
 ONCE, a long time age, the antelope and the deer happened to meet on the prairie. They spoke together,
giving each other the news, each telling what he had seen and done. After they had talked for a time
the antelope told the deer how fast he could run, and the deer said that he could run fast too, and
before long each began to say that he could run faster than the other. So they agreed that they
would have a race to decide which could run the faster, and on this race they bet their galls. When
they started, the antelope ran ahead of the deer from the very start and won the race and so took
the deer's gall.
But the deer began to grumble and said, "Well, it is true that out here on the prairie
 you have beaten me, but this is not where I live. I only come out here once in a while to feed or to
cross the prairie when I am going somewhere. It would be fairer if we had a race in the timber. That
is my home, and there I can run faster than you. I am sure of it."
The antelope felt so glad and proud that he had beaten the deer in the race that he was sure that
wherever they might run he could beat him, so he said, "All right, I will run you a race in the
timber. I have beaten you out here on the flat and I can beat you there." On this race they bet
They started and ran this race through the thick timber, among the bushes, and over fallen logs, and
this time the antelope ran slowly, for he was afraid of hitting himself against the trees or of
falling over the logs. You see, he was not used to this kind of travelling. So the deer easily beat
him and took his dew-claws.
Since that time the deer has had no gall and the antelope no dew-claws.
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