A Strange Visitor With a Silver Bowl

A small monkey wearing a very small red hat appeared at our doorway. It proceeded to come into the house. Even more strangely it was carrying a small silver bowl, the monkey bowed three times and held out the bowl. Well I wasn’t going to give the monkey any money. But I did have plenty of rice handy. So I filled the small bowl with dry rice and the monkey bowed again and turned around and scampered out. I have got to get a picture of that monkey. Oh, the monkey’s master is a very old Chinese gentleman. I am told that’s exactly his job, to collect small amounts of rice, in return the village children get to see a monkey, a very cute monkey. And also a very polite little monkey.

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