He knelt down on the grass in front of Old Bully Bear Bones, and he stretched and stretched and stretched his arm out. Then Ole Johnny Mudd called out: "Ready or not, here I come!" He shoved his hand into Ole Bully Bear Bones' mouth, back through the gullet, into his stomach, past his liver and kidneys, down his spinal column and all the way to the very tip of his tail. Ole Bully Bear could feel Ole Johnny Mudd's fingers wiggling at his tail.
He really had no wish to let Ole Johnny Mudd stick his hand into his mouth and reach on over into his stomach. He didn't think that Ole Johnny Mudd would have the nerve to do such a strange thing. He was no longer the aggressive bully that the cowboy had always known. Now Ole Johnny Mudd had the upper hand. He also had the 'inner' hand.
Ole Johnny Mudd suddenly gave another mighty tug, and he pulled the tail all the way through the body and out through his mouth - Ole Bully Bear Bones could see his whole body coming out from his mouth, hind legs first. It was as if he were giving birth to himself through his mouth. He was so frightened he started to cry, hoping it would be over very soon. He was more embarrassed than he had ever been.
"Help me, please help me!" Bully Bear Bones called out to Ole Johnny Mudd. "It's awful to look different and not to be able to fit in with the rest of the crowd and everyone looks at me as if I were a freak of Nature. I understand now how sad it is whenever someone picks on you. I promise I will never take advantage of anyone ever again."
"Nobody has to know our little secret, my friend," Ole Johnny Mudd told him. "Now that you feel normal again, I promise not to refer to you as 'Ole Bully Bear Bones' any more. We'll just help each other in life and be the best friends ever."
Ole Bully Bear Bones stood up and went right up to Old Johnny Mudd. He stretched out his arms to him and gave him a bear hug. Then both friends sat down and shared the honey in the beehive with each other and they thanked the bees for giving them such a wonderful treat to eat.
Ole Johnny Mudd hugged him and sang out: "The bear went over the mountain. The bear went over the mountain. The bear went over the mountain to see what he could see. To see what he could see, to see what he could see. The bear went over the mountain to see what he could see. He saw a whole bunch of honey. He saw a whole bunch of honey. He saw a whole bunch of honey. 'Twas all that he could see." He smiled at Ole Bully Bear and he gave him another hug.
Then Ole Bully Bear wanted to repay him for his song, so he gave him another bear hug and he sang out: "You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You make me happy when skies are gray. You never know dear, how much I love you so please don't take my sunshine away."
Ole Johnny Mudd smiled when he realized that the bear who had been so mean with him, was now singing to him as if he were his best friend. They both made their way over to where the honey bees were buzzing all around the hive and they sang: "Oh, Honeycomb, won't you be my honey? Well, Honeycomb, be my own. Got a yank o' hair and a piece o' bone and made a walkin,' talkin' Honeycomb. Well, Honeycomb, won't you be my honey? Well, Honeycomb, be my own. What a darn good bear stand by me there: my Honeycomb."
They both rolled around and around in the grass enjoying each other's company while the honey bees buzzed about overhead sharing the sweetness of the moment.
It turned out to be beautiful day!