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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Story of the monkey (posted by Priya Deelchand)

    A monkey that had climbed on the roof 
  of a house summoned all the passers by. 
  
    He made great gestures, rolled up its lips, 
  made the clown, joining Pirouettes and making 
  funny faces specific of its nature.
  
    Soon a crowd piled up to the house, and an 
  external observer saw all the faces raised 
  towards the monkey, split by a great smile.
  
    After the monkey had left, an ant-eater who 
  would've given anything for a bit of popularity, 
  took its place on the roof and tried to imitate 
  the monkey.
  
    In a few minutes the crowd had dispersed. 
  Scarcely had the ant-eater succeeded in making 
  some teeth squeak and making fun of the curious, 
  he was trying to imitate the monkey and dislocated 
  a leg as well as broke several tiles. 
  
    "Go back to your den you will be more useful 
  there!" they shouted at him or still: "who called 
  you, ant-eater, to make us laugh, you're not really 
  that gifted."
  
    The owner of the house was furious and sent 
  2 servants armed with brooms to thrash the intruder. 
  
    The only thing that the ant-eater got for trying 
  to imitate the monkey was a broken leg, a pressed 
  horn and bruises all over, which amused the monkey.
  
  
    Moral: Appearances are deceptive. Don't try to 
  be someone you're not. 
  
  
  " The appearance is the clothing of the personality. 
  Uncovered, we finally recognize it for what it is."
  Mark Durggel
  
  - Author unknown-
Posted by Priya Deelchand

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