So the mouse-deer, chuckling to himself, bandaged his ankles, and made them fast to the floor of the hut.
Once upon a time the mouse-deer, accompanied by many other animals, went on a fishing expedition.
With shouts of triumph they fell upon the Giant and killed him, and praised the mouse-deer for his cleverness in securing him.
When his companions had gone away the next morning, the mouse-deer tied a bandage round his forehead and lay down.
So the mouse-deer bandaged his legs and made them secure, so that the Giant was quite unable to move.
The Pig jumped into the pit, and the mouse-deer got on his back, but he found he was not high enough to enable him to leap out.
"I cannot," said the mouse-deer, "because the King has asked me to watch his gong," pointing to the bees' nest.
The Deer and the Pig were very angry at being tricked in this way by such a small animal as the mouse-deer.
The mouse-deer replied, "Assuredly it was, but I crave pardon for doing so."
The mouse-deer saw them coming, and climbed up a tree from the bough of which a large beehive was hanging.