The Monkey and the Pea

By Admin on 08-06-2010

King of Benares was out on a hunting trip with his wise counselor. They stopped
to feed their horses some peas. Suddenly a young monkey darted down a tree and
scooped a huge handful of peas out of the feeding trough. Halfway back up the
tree one pea fell from the monkey's furry hands and, in a desperate attempt to
catch it, the monkey dropped all the peas he was carrying.

Peas scattered on the
ground and the horses ate them. The monkey climbed back up the tree
empty-handed and sat sadly on a branch. The King and his wise counselor watched
this episode with amusement. The counselor chuckled, “Great King, when far
too greedy you be, remember that monkey and the pea.”

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