This page contains an excerpt from a story told by one of my Lizu language consultants. The story is about a cunning hare trying to escape a hungry bear. Here is the excerpt in English translation:
The hare ran into a bear. The bear said to him: "Should I eat you, or should I not eat you?" The hare said to the bear: "Don't eat me, there is a drum hanging at my uncle's place. If you beat the drum, it will make your most favorite food appear." [With these words, he led him to a wasp nest hanging in a tree.] So, the bear agreed, picked up a big stick, and hit the wasp nest down. The nest fell apart, [the wasps rushed out] and stung the bear. The bear thereupon ran after the hare again. At some point the hare was cornered and could not escape. Seeing a large tree branch hanging down, the hare jumped on it and saddled it. After a while he jumped down and said to the bear: "Mister bear, mister bear, this saddle of my uncle is so comfortable to ride! Would you like to have a go?" he asked the bear. "I would," the bear replied. The bear jumped on the branch, which instantly snapped, causing the bear to fall down and roll down the slope.