a clever bit of running


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Just then the Father came within sight of the home, and the Wolf was barely able to save himself from the Dogs by a clever bit of running.

Could you explain the meaning of "a clever bit of running"?


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English - US
Where did you see this, DCJCJC?

We ask you to name the source of every quotation.
Also, please tell us something about the kind of writing this is. Is this a story in which the Wolf is in some ways like a human?


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British English (Sussex)
It isn't explained, and it's a slightly odd expression to use, but I'd assume that the wolf employed clever evading tactics.

It just means "some clever running".