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The greedy monkey
A monkey lived on a pipal tree
He said, "Everyone must obey me"
He was rough and very hairy
He was very big and very scary.
So the bee, the squirrel, and bird
Obeyed his every little word.
They worked to give him fruits and honey
They had no time to play or be funny.
A little sparrow came to the tree
She was smaller than a bird but bigger than a bee.
She could see
That the folk on the tree
Needed to be set free
She said, "I have come to help you
And this is what you must now do--
Give the monkey more and more
Of whatever you had given before!"
More honey, more nuts, more food that
Will make that monkey extra fat.
So fat that he will fall off the tree
And then we'll all be truly free.
So they gave him much much more
Then they had given him before.
And soon he became so heavy and fat
That he wobbled on his branch, then fell down-- Splat!!
Now he very politely and humbly,
Said, "Please can someone now help me? "
"I thought it was grand to be king of the tree
But I realize now that I need you more
Than you ever needed me. "
He promised to change, to behave, to be good,
So the animals then said that he could
Be their friend.
So now every animal on the tree
It is part of a happy family.
Each helps each if necessary
And once their own jobs are done
They sing and frolic and have lots of fun.