One night, when a big full moon was shining in the sky, Señor Coyote saw Conejo, the rabbit, sitting by a pond.
"I'm going to eat you!" said Señor Coyote.
"Wait!" said Conejo. "Don't you see that big, round, delicious yellow cheese in the pond? If you swim out and get it, I'll get some tortillas and we'll have a fiesta."
"I love cheese," said Señor Coyote. "But how do I know you'll be here when I come out of the pond?"
"Do you think I'd leave all that cheese for you?" said Conejo.
Señor Coyote jumped into the pond and swam toward the cheese. But the cheese always stayed ahead of him. Every time he tried to grab the yellow circle with his teeth, water rushed into his mouth.
Finally, hungry, tired, and wet, he gave up. He lifted his head to the big, round, yellow moon and howled.
Conejo, who had tricked Señor Coyote, was long gone.