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The Monkey and the Drum [Children's story from India by guest artist]
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This great story was written by P. R. Ramachander,
a wonderful storyteller from Bangalore, India.

In the forest near Madras, there was a cute little monkey who could speak and sing. One day it was playing on a tree in a forest.

While jumping from one tree to another, a thorn stuck to its tail. It gave great pain to the monkey. So it went to the town. On its way, it met an uncle with a knife.

The monkey requested him to remove the thorn from its tail. That man agreed, so he tried to remove the thorn using his knife. Unfortunately, the tail got cut.

The monkey became very sad and angry. It told the man, "You have cut my tail with the knife. So you give me the knife. If you don't, I will pinch you."

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Every country has it's own children's stories, fables, and allegories that are unique to it's culture. These global stories help us learn more about each other, because the stories we share tell a lot about who we are and where we are from.
("The Monkey and the Drum" by P. R. Ramachander, © 2006.)

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19 new storytellers made this great children's story,
"The Monkey and the Drum [Children's story from India by guest artist]"
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  1. Storyteller Molly 9 added to the children's story:

    Dum, dum, dum
    Drum, de, dum
    plays the monkey
    on the drum.

    One two tree four
    five six seven
    he forgets eight
    goes strait to eleven

  2. Storyteller George (6) added to the children's story:

    Mr Monkey, I'll trade you my tail for your drum, de, dum

  3. Storyteller Owen (11) added to the children's story:

    And all was fine with the monkey, until the uncle, and the man, and the musician and the drummer met up and found out what the monkey had done to each of them. They were very mad so they decided to hunt the monkey and teach him a lesson, one that he would never forget.

  4. Storyteller George (6) added to the children's story:

    But then they forgot they were mad and decided to go look for bananas instead.

  5. Storyteller Owen (11) added to the children's story:

    And then they remembered they were mad, so they used the bananas they had found to lure the monkey into a trap, one that he would never forget.

  6. Storyteller Matthew 8 added to the children's story:

    The man gave the knife to the monkey
    and the monkey took the tail to the doctor
    and they put it back on
    and took out the thorn out.

    To put on the tail,
    they had to give the monkey a shot
    so they gave him two suckers for being brave.

    They even gave him a Djdj while he was in the hospital,
    so he wouldn't be sad.

    The man came to see the monkey in the hospital
    and played tag with him and said I'm sorry.

    They both left the hospital and went home into the forest.

  7. Storyteller Angelica Botello added to the children's story:

    i love htis story silly and inststing and exsiting and so cool i will read it again an other day its so fun i wish they can write some more.

  8. Storyteller Angelica Botello added to the children's story:

    and then he saw a man and said i wish i had a drum for a cool drum oh and he saw the the monkey and dear monkey please let me have your drum FOR SOME SILL CLOTHES AND RIGHT AND A GOOD MOOD. love, Angelca Botello

  9. Storyteller Nathan-7 added to the children's story:

    I love this drum so much that I do not want to give it away.

  10. Storyteller Unknown added to the children's story:

    The very cute monkey saw a market and sold his drum for a very high price. Then he bought a knife, lots of mangos, a pipe, and had no money for a drum. So the monkey picked 150 bananas, sold them and bought a golden drum with silver sticks, and played it all the way home.

  11. Storyteller Keith-7 added to the children's story:

    Then the monkey saw a butcher man and he was carrying a big ham, and the butcher man said, "may I play on yoru drum"? The monkey said, "only if you do not break it". The man got to play it, he hit it to hard and it broke. The monkey said give me your ham or I will kick you. Then the monkey said, "no"! The monkey kicked him so hard that the ham flew out of his hand and the monkey got the ham.

  12. Storyteller Meredith-7 added to the children's story:

    And there came a very musical bear. He said that he wanted the drum. The baboon said never! And the bear said, "Give me the drum or I'll slice you in half!" The baboon still said, "never". And the baboon bit the bear and the bear ran away.

  13. Storyteller Anna-7 added to the children's story:

    The monkey and the drum got married and had one child called Monko.

  14. Storyteller Melissa Coco added to the children's story:

    One day a happy monkey called monkey Craig was swinging frow the trees and saw a golden banana.

    The gold banana was guarded by the elephants of doom but monkey Craig was so crazy he jumped on the elephants head.

    He used it as a bongo drum and dived off it and tried to get the golden banana,but squashed it…OOPS said monkey Craig.

    However he did manage to grab not the silver but the bronze banana in the end………….

  15. Storyteller Monica added to the children's story:

    when the monkey played the drum, many animals came to listen. they wanted to play the drum but the monkey said no. he was afraid that the drum would be damaged. "I will play the drum for you instead! You can bring me mangoes and bananas. I will play and you can dance!" This was good for the monkey since he could keep his drum. It was good for the animals since they could dance.

  16. Storyteller maliha 10 added to the children's story:

    and when the monkey died he took the drum with him in the grave !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Storyteller Patty added to the children's story:

    And you can still hear that drum today… drum drum drum at the edge of the forest. A reminder, when you find what's truely yours and own it, sharing is not giving away.

  18. Storyteller ds added to the children's story:

    ds

  19. Storyteller Colin 7 added to the children's story:

    The Madras game has monsters, demon monkeys, bears, warthogs, boars and bears and other wild animals. You ride on a ship if you go in water. UFOs return to you if you take the Golden Crystal from the boars, the boars will try to eat you. Your Explorer Name is Guy Stealer. Avatars you need to unlock: Mark Bones, the fastest cop in Finland COSTS: 89903 Karma Pruns, the fastest joints in Greenland COSTS: 89148 Barry Ems, the slowest cop with a good career since 1997 COSTS: 13692 Kommy Shancs, a college student with God's career since 2003 Prunab Mickjee, a Nazi cop COSTS: 33000 Snoopdolle Gums, a Japanese astronaut COSTS: 44808 Leif Lee, a Nazi pirate COSTS: 3001


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