Now the Rabbit is a great jumper, as everyone knows, so he agreed at once. There was a small stream beside the path, as there generally is in that country, and the Deer said: "Let's see if you can jump across this branch. We'll go back a piece, and then when I say Ku! then both run and jump."
"All right," said the Rabbit. So they went back to get a good start, and when the Deer gave the word Ku! they ran for the stream. The Rabbit made one jump and landed on the other side. But the Deer had stopped on the bank, and when the Rabbit looked back the Deer had conjured the stream so that it was a large river. The Rabbit was never able to get back again and is still on the other side.The Rabbit we know now is only a little thing that came afterwards.