The Clever Monkey (HSK 4)

Get ready to laugh out loud with this hilarious story. Join the mischievous monkey on his adventures as he outsmarts the other animals in the jungle. Get ready for a barrel of laughs!










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English Translation

The Clever Monkey

Once upon a time, there was a forest where a group of animals lived. In the forest, there was a very clever monkey. The other animals thought highly of his wit, but there were also some animals who didn’t like him. Especially the elephant, who was jealous of the monkey’s intelligence.

One day, the elephant said to the monkey, “Do you think you’re so clever? I’m a hundred times stronger than you!” The monkey laughed and replied, “Really? Then teach me how to become as smart as you.”

The elephant thought he had an opportunity to show off his wisdom, so he told the monkey, “I eat a garlic bulb every morning, and that’s how I become smarter. You should try it too!” The monkey agreed to give it a try.

The next morning, the monkey ate a garlic bulb. As a result, smoke started coming out of his mouth, accompanied by a foul odor. When the other animals caught a whiff of the smell, they all avoided him. The elephant saw the monkey’s condition and laughed uncontrollably.

The monkey realized that he had been tricked, so he decided to seek revenge on the elephant. A few days later, the monkey found the elephant’s reclining chair and placed an ant on it. When the elephant sat down, the ant bit him, causing the elephant to yell in pain.

Upon hearing the elephant’s cries, the other animals rushed to see what had happened. The monkey laughed and said, “See! The elephant is just a coward, getting scared by a tiny ant.” The other animals burst into laughter.

Since then, the monkey became the most popular animal in the forest, while the elephant continued to be laughed at because he got frightened by a tiny ant.