Award-winning storyteller Bill Gordh (Film Advisory Board Award of Excellence winner, National Association of Parenting Periodicals Gold Award winner) presents this folk tale live with no script, accompanied only by his own dynamic banjo playing.
Coyote saw Rabbit sleeping under a tree. Often Rabbit tricked him, but this time Rabbit was asleep! Coyote pounced, ready to eat. Something up in the tree gave Rabbit an idea. Rabbit asked, "Could you wait 'til I do my job for you to eat me?" Coyote asked what the job was, and Rabbit told him she had to shake the tree to ring the bell for all the little bunnies to get out of school. Coyote decided he would rather eat some little bunnies than a skinny old rabbit.
Coyote offered to let Rabbit go and do her job for her. At sunset Coyote began shaking the tree. High in the tree was a big hornet's nest that was shaped kind of like a bell. The more Coyote shook, the louder the hornets buzzed as they got mad! But no bunnies came hopping by. Coyote shook harder, and the hornet nest broke free and fell on Coyote. Coyote went running and howling. He had to jump into a pond to escape.