My toddler (who largely communicates by pointing and grunting, with a few words thrown in here and there just for cuteness) can apparently both tell "stories" and make excuses.
She was sitting on her daddy's lap getting ready to go to sleep, and she pointed across the room, seeming to indicate that she wanted one of the toys or (more likely) books over in that general vicinity. So her daddy let her get down to go get what she wanted, and she immediately turned the opposite direction and went right out the door! She then let out a little cackle and toddled the length of the house as fast as her little legs would carry her and appeared in our bedroom, where I was changing the baby's diaper. When her daddy caught up with her he related all this to me, and the toddler turned, spotted a book on the floor and picked it up. She then held to book out to her daddy as if to say, "See, I really was looking for a book!"