The Monkey and the Tortoise - Page 3 of 6

As told in English and Illustrated by José Rizal

Original text in English with sketches

After some days they met.

Hello, Mr. Monkey, said the tortoisehow are you getting on with your banana tree?

Facsimile #3 - The Story of the Monkey and the Tortoise by Jose Rizal

Alas, answered the monkey, it has been dead a long time! And yours Miss Tortoise?

Very nice, indeed; with leaves and fruits.  Only I cannot climb up, to gather them.

Never mind, said the malicious monkey, I will climb and pick them for you.

Do, Mr. Monkey, replied the tortoise gratefully.

And so they walked towards the tortoise’s house.

Learn this Filipino word:

halu-halong kalamay