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- Once there lived a rat and a weasel in a bog. The rat thought if he could kill the weasel he would have the whole bog to himself and the weasel thought the same thing. One day the two enemies met and had a terrific fight. The rat snarled at the weasel, and the weasel spat at the rat. Two men who were working near by watched the fight. When the men saw the weasel getting beaten one of them went to drive away the rat, but the rat gave him a severe bite on the hand. However the man struggled and killed the rat. The weasel that watched all the performance with the rat and the man, wagged his tail and ran away when he saw his enemy dead. After a while the bite on the man's hand turned to blood poison. He went to the doctor but it was no good. One morning early the man's wife heard a knock at the door, she opened it, and who was there only the weasel, the weasel that had fought with the rat, with a green leaf in it mouth like a docking leaf, it dropped the leaf at the woman's feet(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.