It was the first camping experience for Jed. As soon as he had pitched his tent, he went for a hike in the woods.

About fifteen minutes, he rushed back into the camp, bleeding and disheveled.

"What happened?" asked a fellow camper.

"I was chased by a black snake!" cried the frightened Jed.

The camper laughed and retorted, "A black snake isn't deadly."

"Listen," groaned Jed, "If he can make me jump off a fifty-foot cliff, he is!"