THE MONKEY AND THE CAMEL
AT a great celebration in honor
of King Lion, the Monkey was
asked to dance for the company.
His dancing was very clever indeed, and the animals were all
highly pleased with his grace
The praise that was showered
on the Monkey made the Camel
envious. He was very sure that
he could dance quite as well as
the Monkey, if not better, so he
pushed his way into the crowd
that was gathered around the
Monkey, and rising on his hind
legs, began to dance. But the
big hulking Camel made himself very ridiculous as he kicked
out his knotty legs and twisted
his long clumsy neck. Besides,
the animals found i t hard to
keep their toes from under his
At last, when one of his huge
feet came within an inch of King
Lion's nose, the animals were so
disgusted that they set upon the
Camel in a rage and drove him
out into the desert.
Shortly afterward, refreshments, consisting mostly of
Camel's hump and ribs, were
served to the company.
Do not try to ape your betters.