Cat Wants to Marry the Princess

The King had tied Rabbit to a tree while he went to fetch his whip.
Then Cat walked by. "What's going on, Rabbit?" 
"The King is making me marry the Princess," said Rabbit. "But I don't want to get married."
Cat wanted to marry the Princess! "Would you let me take your place?" he asked.
"Gladly, my friend," said Rabbit. "Just untie me!"
So Cat united Rabbit, and then Rabbit tied Cat. 
The King came back, and he whipped Cat.
"Meow!" yelled Cat. "MEOW!"
Cat hates Rabbit to this day. If Cat catches Rabbit, he kills him and eats him.

Inspired by: Folklore of the Antilles by Elsie Clews Parsons.
Notes: See notes to the first part of the story: Anansi and Rabbit in the Cow. In other versions of this story, it is Tiger, not Cat, and Rabbit promises not just a wedding but also the wedding feast. The man then burns Tiger's butt, and Rabbit teases Tiger for his burnt-butt. Still other versions feature Zamba (elephant). Sometimes animals leave their tail behind to escape when the whipping begins.

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