He takes it to the owner: "How much for the bronze rat?"
"Twelve dollars for the rat, one hundred dollars for the
Story, “says the owner.
The tourist gives the man twelve dollars.
"I'll just take the rat, you can keep the story."
As he walks down the street carrying his bronze rat,
He notices that a few real rats crawl out of the alleys
And sewers and begin following him down the street.
This is disconcerting; he begins walking faster.
But within a couple blocks, the herd of rats behind
Him grows to hundreds, and they begin squealing.
He begins to trot toward the Bay, looking around to see that the rats now numbered in the MILLIONS, and are still Squealing and coming toward him faster and faster.
Concerned, even scared, he runs to the edge of the Bay And throws the bronze rat as far out into the Bay as he Can. Amazingly, the millions of rats all jump into the Bay After it, and are all drowned.
The man walks back to the curio shop.
"Ah ha," says the owner, "You have come back for the story?"
"No," says the man, "I came back to see if you have a statue of an Indian Congress Politician in bronze!!