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ACCORDING to another story, Leopard once had a very dark skin. He was prowling one day in a beautiful compound, when he noticed a little hut in which a lady was taking her bath.
Round and round the hut Leopard walked, waiting for an opportunity to spring into the hut and seize his victim, for he was hungry.
But as he passed the opening of the hut, the lady saw him, and, uttering a scream p. 38 of terror, she threw at him her loofah, which was full of soap.
|“She flung it at him and he fled,|
But to this day the Leopard still
Is flecked with soap from foot to head!”