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The Old Coot and the Coyote

Story Stats

Rating: 5
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
Page count: 9
Categories: Humor, Tall Tale, Winter

Author

Peggy
Christian

Appeared in

The Old Coot

Story Summary

When an old prospector is down to his last provisions and with winter approaching, a coyote promises to show him the richest vein of gold in the mountains if he will only share his scanty meal. After two weeks of walking and listening to the coyote's stories they end up back where they began but the prospector finds out the real gold is in the stories.