The Monkey and the Tortoise

As told in English and Illustrated by José Rizal

Original text in English with sketches

Facsimile #1 - The Story of the Monkey and the Tortoise by Jose Rizal

The tortoise and the monkey found once a banana tree floating amidst the waves of a river.  It was a very fine tree, with large green leaves, and with roots, just as if it had been pulled off by a storm.  They took it ashore.

Let us divide it, said the tortoiseand plant each its portion.


Learn this Filipino word:

landás na matiník

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