Essay on The Monkey and Crocodile

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The Monkey and the Crocodile

Monkey loved to play and swing in the forest canopy. It was not only his home, but it was his stage as well. He could move quickly through and around it like the cheetah that raced on the savannah. But Monkey showed his speed and agility not on the land like swift Cheetah, but rather, high above it. It is in leafy trees that Monkey lived, ate, and played. He traveled by running along the branches and gracefully leaping from tree to tree. Monkey provided entertainment for the animals who watched his show from beneath. They marveled at how he used his long tail as a rudder to steer in mid-air. They were in awe of Monkey’s ability to land safely and smoothly by grasping the tree branches with his fingers and
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He snapped his jaws harder and louder than before. He warned the frogs of their sorry fate if Monkey did not accompany them. “Please, sir, Monkey,” begged the frogs. “We know Crocodile will dine on our family if you do not visit him. Please come with us to the river. You can stand on the bank and talk with Crocodile from there. You do not have to touch even your smallest toe into the river. Crocodile just wants you to see the beautiful scenery of his river abode.” Monkey finally agreed to the request and set off toward Crocodile’s home swinging gracefully in the tree branches of his familiar stage until he reached the music of the river. Crocodile lumbered out of the waters as Monkey came into sight. His eyes gleamed and his belly rumbled. “This is the day of your last performance, my friend. For I want to feast on your heart.” Monkey’s mind worked as quickly as the arms and legs that carried him through the trees. His actor’s face fell. “Oh, I am sorry
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my friend. My heart is in the tree where I live. I will go and fetch it for you. Then you can have it and eat it,” he replied using all his cleverness. Crocodile grinned, happy with his trick and glad to know he would soon be rid of that playful character who cared nothing for him. He rolled his tongue along his crocodile lips in anticipation of the tasty morsel he would enjoy. But, his mouth quickly soured as Monkey scampered up the nearest

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