A close family who has found themselves stranded on an
island after a shipwreck - By J. D. Wyss

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I laughed heartily at the boy's face of dismay under the sudden onslaught.
' Perhaps,' I said, ' it adopts you for a father, having lost its mother.'
By this time Fritz had recovered from his fright, and disengaged the little animal gently. It was not larger than a kitten, and quite unable to help itself.
' Father,' cried Fritz, ' do let me have it for my own. I will take the greatest care of it; I will give it all my share of the milk of the cocoa-nuts till we get our cows and goats.'
I agreed readily to this, for I was pleased with his behaviour.
So we started once more, and I carried the bundle of sugar-canes, while the little monkey sat on Fritz's shoulder. Whenever Turk came near, however, it trembled and shrunk closer up to its new master.
Fritz was angry with the dog for having killed the mother monkey, and finally decided that it was only fair that he should carry the child ; so he produced some string, and, making the monkey sit on the the dog's back, tied it there with some string. At first the monkey seemed frightened, but after being petted and caressed it sat quite
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