The tortoise was afraid to go. But he was too timid to refuse.

The next morning, the two animals set off for the beehives.

The hyena walked very fast but the tortoise dragged behind in fear.


They went up a hill, down into a valley and across the plains. Then they crossed the great western river, and walked further.


Finally, they saw beehives in trees on a hill. The hyena ran to the trees energetically. The tortoise almost fainted because he was so tired and hungry.