The Clever Monkey and the Hungry Crocodile

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Once upon a time, in a lush jungle, there lived a clever monkey named Milo. He was known for his intelligence and quick thinking. One day, while swinging from tree to tree, Milo spotted a juicy bunch of bananas on the other side of a wide river.

Milo’s mouth watered at the sight of the bananas, but there was a problem – he couldn’t swim! However, he noticed a friendly crocodile named Cody basking in the sun nearby. Milo had an idea and decided to strike up a conversation with Cody.

“Hey, Cody! How are you doing today?” Milo asked cheerfully.

Cody, surprised by the monkey’s friendly approach, replied, “Oh, hello there! I’m doing well. What brings you to this side of the river?”

Milo smiled slyly and said, “I came to find some tasty bananas, but I can’t swim to reach them. By the way, did you know that bananas are the crocodile’s favorite fruit?”

Cody’s eyes lit up at the mention of his favorite food. “Yes, they are indeed delicious! I can take you across the river to the bananas if you promise to share a few with me,” Cody suggested.

Milo agreed happily. He hopped on Cody’s back, and the crocodile started swimming across the river. Halfway through the journey, Cody realized that he couldn’t swim and talk at the same time.

He opened his mouth to ask a question and SPLASH! Milo jumped off Cody’s back and landed safely on the riverbank.

Cody felt betrayed and called out, “Hey, come back here! You promised to share the bananas!”

Milo laughed and said, “Oh, dear Cody, you shouldn’t trust someone so easily. I’m a monkey, and we are known for our clever tricks! Thank you for the ride, though.”

Cody felt foolish but admired Milo’s cleverness. “You got me there, Milo. Well played!” he admitted.

From that day on, Cody and Milo became good friends. They often met by the riverbank to share stories and laughter. And whenever Milo needed to cross the river, Cody was more than happy to help.

The moral of the story, my dear friends, is that being clever can be helpful, but it’s essential to use our wit wisely and not take advantage of others.

Like Milo, let’s be clever in a fun and kind way, and like Cody, let’s learn from our experiences and cherish true friendship.


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