JAKE THE SNAKE GOT TIED IN KNOTS
Jake the Snake got tied in a knot. How that happened he knew not. No matter how hard he tried, he couldn't get himself untied. That knot bothered him a lot. When he swallowed a rat, his favorite snack. it got stuck between his tail and back.
He shook his tail to no avail. He'd hissed and twisted. The knot resisted. Since snakes have no hands or fingers, he knew the knot would linger long unless he found a snakeeologist to assist his effort to be free. That's when he learned about Doctor Schnore, a specialist in reptilian lore.
Although a former Eagle Scout and sailor on a run-about, Schnore found out he was not the knot hotshot he thought. He could not untie the snake. Jake got depressed and decided to end it all. He'd jump in a lake, sink way down and wait to die.
What happened next you won't believe. As he waited to meet his maker a school of fish swimming by spotted. the snake and said, "Oh my! That must be Jake in a knot. We've got to set him free."
Some tugged here, some tugged there, the baby fish swam into the knot's open spots. And oh my gosh, Jake started to slosh and shimmy and shake and his tail slipped out of the ties that bind. Jake had a change of mind. He swam to shore and never got tied up anymore.