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Three Monkeys

Resource, July/August, 1990

Three monkeys sat in a coconut treeDiscussing the things that are said to be&md;Said one to another: "Now listen you twoThere's a certain rumor, but it can't be true,

That man descended from our noble race&md;Why, the very idea; it's a disgrace!"No monkey ever deserted his wife,Starved her babies and ruined her life.

Nor did ever a mother-monkeyLeave her babies with others to bunk,Or pass them on from one to another&ls;Till they scarcely knew who was their mother.

"And another thing you'll never see A monkey building a nest around a coconut tree,And let the coconuts go to waste,Forbidding all other monkeys to have a taste.

Why, if I build a fence around a coconut tree,Starvation would cause me to distribute to you."Here's another thing that a monkey won't do:Go out at night and get on a stew;

Or use a gun, a club, or a knifeTo take another monkey's life.Yes, Man descended, the ornery cuss!But Brother, he didn't descend from us."