The next morning, when the sun was high in the sky, the three little monkeys awoke and had a little play fight. Monkeys, much like young boys, like to fight with one another. Nothing serious, of couse, just the odd poke and bite and banana-stabbing.
Anyway, after they had calmed down, they set off for the day. They all knew it was going to be a long trek through the jungle to reach the Hopeless Waterfall and, with luck, the Cave of Dreams.
The Cave of Dreams was a magical place and, it was said, you could find all of your hopes and desires inside.
Now, monkeys are quite hopeful little creatures so they were not looking for that.
They were looking for their biggest, deepest desire…
Do you know what that was?
That’s right… bananas.
”Bananas?” you may cry, looking puzzled and scratching your head (a bit like a monkey). “The three little monkeys live in the jungle and have lots of bananas!”
Yes they do.
However, they do not want some bananas.
They do not want lots of bananas.
Ok, Nimbala, ok! No need to shout, I’m getting to it.
Sheesh. Have you ever tried telling a story about monkeys?
They get very impatient.
What the three little monkeys desired more than anything was an unlimited supply of bananas.
They wanted to be able to get as many bananas as their little bellies could handle, and then be safe in the knowledge there would be more the next day.
They were, when all is said and done, very greedy little monkeys.
So, with the sun high in the sky, they set off.
To be continued…
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