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The Monkey & The Crocodile
Once upon a time...
a monkey lived alone in a fruit laden tree on a river bank. He was very happy but used to feel lonely. He wanted to have someone to talk to.
One day, a crocodile came near that tree and the monkey offered him fruit to eat. The crocodile found it delicious and started coming daily. Soon they became very good friends. They both liked each other's company.
They discussed everything around them like birds, animals, villagers and their problems. Their closeness grew day by day. The crocodile did not just eat the fruit himself but also carried some fruits for his wife.
But his wife didn’t like his friendship with the monkey. She expressed a wish to eat the monkey’s heart. To keep his wife’s words he invited his monkey friend to have dinner with him. While taking the monkey to his home, he told him the truth about his wife’s wish.
Hearing that the monkey asked the crocodile to return back to the river as he had forgotten his heart on the tree. The crocodile swam back and reached the river bank. Monkey quickly jumped onto the tree and threw some fruits to the crocodile and bid goodbye to the crocodile.
Moral: Choose your friends wisely!