Snake to boy – "carry me down the hill, I promise I won’t bite you.: Boy to snake – “I’m not coming anywhere near you.” Snake – “C’mon, I promise I won’t bite.” Boy picks up snake and puts him in his backpack and takes him to the bottom of the hill. Reaches in and lets the snake go. Snake lunges at him and bites him. Boy, in tears, says “why did you bite me when you promised you wouldn’t?” Snake says to boy “you knew what I was when you picked me up.” Moral – Beware of empty promises.