Leopard and Hawk were friends. One day Leopard visited Hawk.
"I'll get us something to eat," said Hawk. Having soared to the highest treetop, Hawk swooped down and grabbed a stray chicken for them to eat.
Leopard was very impressed. Hawk did not waste time stalking; he just swooped — kpwing! — and grabbed.
Then Hawk visited Leopard. "I'll get us something to eat," said Leopard. He climbed the highest tree and swooped — kpwing! — but he hit the ground so hard that all his bones were broken and he died.
Lesson learned: Do the things you can do.
Inspired by: "Do the Things You Can Do" in Bulu Folk-Tales (in Journal of American Folklore) by George Schwab, 1919. The Bulu are a people who live in Cameroon.
Notes: You can read the original story online. In the original story it mentions leopard's wives coming to mourn over his dead body.