Q. Using the information given below along with your own ideas, write a story.
A wise monkey — lived on a mango tree — gave ripe mangoes to crocodile — took some for wife — she was wicked — wanted to eat the monkey itself — she invited monkey for dinner — crocodile didn’t cooperate — wife adamant — crocodile gave in — invited monkey for lunch — monkey on crocodile’s back — in the middle of the river — he disclosed wife’s plan — clever monkey told — heart hanging on the tree — back to the tree — climbed again — laughed — ‘heart is inside me’ friendship ended.
Once a wise monkey lived on a big mango tree on a river bank. Very near lived a crocodile in the river. They became intimate friends. Quite often the monkey gave ripe mangoes to his friend. One day the crocodile demanded some mangoes for his wife. She had never tasted mangoes in her life. The generous monkey picked a big ripe mango and gave it to the crocodile.
Mrs. crocodile liked the delicious mango very much. She was very cunning and wicked. She thought of eating the monkey himself. “One who eats such sweet mangoes, his heart must be very sweet”, said she. The poor crocodile was upset. He told his wife clearly that he would never allow to get such a friend killed. But the wicked wife made the crocodile’s life really miserable. At last, he gave in. The next day he went to the mango tree. He invited the monkey to have lunch with them. He took the monkey on his back. When they were in the middle of the river, the crocodile revealed the truth. His wife actually wanted to eat his heart. The wise monkey was quiet for a moment. He hit upon a plan. He said, “I’ve left my heart hanging on the mango tree”. He wanted to go back and bring it. Soon they were under the tree. The monkey lost no time in climbing up on the topmost branch. He pointed to his heart and said, “My heart is inside me. Go away and never come near the mango tree again. It’s the end of our friendship”.