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A Collection of Illustrated classic fairy tales for children by Andrew Lang

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THE HEART OF A MONKEY             43
' Well, I don't like salt myself,' said the monkey ; ' so if you will open your mouth I will throw this beautiful juicy kuyu into it,' and, as he spoke, he pulled one off the branch just over his head. But it was not so easy to hit the shark's mouth as he supposed, even when the creature had turned on his back, and the first kuyu only struck one of his teeth and rolled into the water.
However, the second time the monkey had better luck, and the fruit fell right in.
' Ah, how good !' cried the shark. ' Send me another, please,' and the monkey grew tired of picking the kuyu long before the shark was tired of eating them.
' It is getting late, and I must be going home to my
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