Old Mr Black loved shooting bears, but his eyes were not good any more. Several times he nearly shot people instead of bears, so his friends were always very careful when they went out shooting with him.
One day a young friend of his wanted to have a joke, so he got a big piece of white paper and wrote on it in very big letter “ I AM NOT A BEAR”. Then he tied it to his back and went off. His friends saw it and laughed a lot.
But it did not save him. After a few minutes Mr Black shot at him and knocked his hat off.
The young man was frightened and angry. “ Didn’t you see this piece of paper ?” he shouted to Mr Black. “ Yes, I did, “ said Mr Black. Then he went nearer, looked carefully at the paper and said. “ Oh, I am very sorry . I did not see the word NOT”.