The Monkey and the Crocodile by John
The White Elephant
The Monkey and the Crocodile. There was a tree in a village on which many monkeys lived. The tree was on the bank of a pond. In the pond lived a pair of crocodiles. They were husband and wife. One day the wife fell ill.
The beginning of a friendship
Once upon a time, a clever monkey lived in a tree that bore juicy, red rose apples. He was very happy. One fine day, a crocodile swam up to that tree and told the monkey that he had traveled a long distance and was in search of food as he was very hungry. The kind monkey offered him a few rose apples. The crocodile enjoyed them very much and asked the monkey whether he could come again for some more fruit. The generous monkey happily agreed.