DANGEROUS GROUND

Khan Geddup, email

TWO cowboys came across an Indian lying on his stomach, his ear to the ground.

“Look,” said one cowboy to the other, “he’s listening to the ground. He can hear things for miles in any direction.”

The Indian suddenly raised his head and looked at the two men. “Covered wagon, about two miles away,” he said. “With two horses, one brown, one black. Man, woman, child, household effects in wagon.” Then his head dropped back down to the ground.

“Incredible!” the second cowboy said to his mate.

“He knows how far away they are, how many horses, what colour they are, who is in the wagon, and what they’re carrying!”

The Indian looked up once more and said: “Ran over me about half an hour ago.”