A Khmu folktale
Once upon a time, a cat decided to ally itself with the strongest animal in the forest. So the cat found a fox, and was content until a more powerful animal appeared: A lion. The cat switched to the lion but then an elephant appeared... and then a human hunter. At the end of the story, the cat is curled up comfortably next to the hunter's wife.
This is a traditional Khmu story, one of many that was gathered by Siphone, who is Khmu and collected stories from his older neighbors and relatives.
by Siphone Sengvandy, illustrated by Seng Xaysawan
This book was made possible with the support of Deborah Deitsch-Perez, Dr. Steven Goldfine, Shayna (Ellie) Goldfine, and Jacob Goldfine. Thank you!
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