Aesop – The Dancing Monkeys


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A PRINCE had some Monkeys trained to dance. Being naturally
Great mimics of men's actions, they showed themselves most apt
Pupils, and when arrayed in their rich clothes and masks, they
Danced as well as any of the courtiers. The spectacle was often
Repeated with great applause, till on one occasion a courtier,
Bent on mischief, took from his pocket a handful of nuts and
Threw them upon the stage. The Monkeys at the sight of the nuts
Forgot their dancing and became (as indeed they were) Monkeys
Instead of actors. Pulling off their masks and tearing their
Robes, they fought with one another for the nuts. The dancing
Spectacle thus came to an end amidst the laughter and ridicule of
The audience.

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