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Why Monkeys Live in Trees

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 2, 3, 4, 5
Page count: 4
Categories: African, Folk Tale, Humor



Appeared in

How Many Spots Does a Leopard Have and Other Tales

Story Summary

King Gorilla promised a pot of gold to any animal that could eat a mound of pepper in one hour. Of course every animal failed except monkey, who would eat one bite then run into to the tall grass before retuning for another bite. Unknown to the other contestants, each time monkey came back out it was one of his 1000 cousins.