An old Indian fable-- both clever and fresh-- is recast and illustrated with a light touch by an experienced re-teller of tales. When a Spanish fisherman returns to claim his iron anchor which he has left with friend Antonio, he is told that the mice ate it. He nonchalantly borrows the friend's burro, with permission; the next day, Antonio must accept the tale that the burro was carried away by an agle. In a courtroom, the judge decides that ""he who plays a trick must be prepared to take a joke"". Respective possessions are returned by each, and the harmless play is ended. Lively renderings, some in full color, spread across two pages.