SRI LANKA TRAVELOGUE – DAY 2 – ANURADHAPURA – MONKEY FAMILY

by Antonio Gil March. 14, 2019 447 views
Watch and learn

Watch and learn

Napping time

Napping time

I have no one to scratch my back - Teresa's picture

I have no one to scratch my back - Teresa's picture

Behind the scenes - Teresa's picture

Behind the scenes - Teresa's picture

Elvis

Elvis

Teresa's picture

Teresa's picture

♫♫ CHARI CHATTA PARI || MONKEY DANCE♫♫

Once upon a time, there lived a poor hat seller in a small village in India. He earned his livelihood stitching hats and selling them in the neighboring villages. Once when going to another village through a forest, he fell asleep under a tree. When he woke up, he was surprised to find his basket empty and all the hats missing. Then he noticed a troop of monkeys sitting in the tree wearing his hats. He came up with a brilliant idea to retrieve his hats. He lifted the hat on his head and threw it to the ground. Out of their aping habits the monkeys followed suit. The hat seller then collected all the hats and triumphantly proceeded to the market.

As the years pass by, the hat seller has a grandson who too ends up being a hat seller. One day he has to pass through the same forest to sell hats in the village on the other side. As he is leaving, his grandpa tells him of the monkeys and how he outsmarted them and warns the grandson to be careful in the forest and remember his grandpa's trick if the monkeys cause any trouble.

So the grandson sets forth on his journey. While passing through the forest, he gets tired and falls asleep to wake up and find the basket empty and all the hats gone. Then he notices the monkeys on the tree wearing the hats. Smiling to himself he says, "Aha ! I know how to deal with this. I'll use my grandpa's trick ! So he hurls his hat to the ground expecting the monkeys to do the same. All this time, there is a young hatless monkey sitting in the tree. This monkey jumps down from the tree, quickly picks up the grandson's hat and puts it on his head. Then as he is scampering away, he says to the grandson sarcastically:

"HA! HA! DID YOU THINK ONLY HUMANS HAVE A GRANDPA!?"

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Jane Arrietty 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Wonderful series!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jane Arrietty 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much dear Jane

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Bill Baird 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Gotta love #4

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Antonio Gil Replied to Bill Baird 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Thanks Bill. These ones were cute and they didn't try to steal anything smile

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Andi Saw 2 months ago

MONKEYYYYSSSSSS !!! blue heart  

#2 
Caress my head for awhile, and I fall asleep too! Ohhh I need that! I must find a monkey! 
Why not a boyfriend? 
Oh well, he talks... and want me to answer... then he wants me to cook for him? Oh no! 
A monkey is fine! Silence, Fresh fruit, no stove and everyone is happy! smile

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Antonio Gil Replied to Andi Saw 2 months ago

Hahahaha. You've made me LOL with your final line smile

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Marsha 2 months ago

Wonderful captures of these interesting creatures!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Marsha 2 months ago

Much obliged dear Marsha

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Björn Roose 2 months ago

Great series, Angil ! smile

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Antonio Gil Replied to Björn Roose 2 months ago

Thanks my friend

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Laurie Madsen 2 months ago

Fantastic story and set of MONK - ey photos!
The eyes! Oh my!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Laurie Madsen 2 months ago

Inquisitive eyes smile Thanks dear friend

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Laurie Madsen Replied to Antonio Gil 2 months ago

Inquisitive, but also intense.
You're welcome! You're fun to travel with!smile

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Francesc 2 months ago

Fantastic captures, great post Antonio

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Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 2 months ago

Thanks Francesc. They wouldn't mind if we approach them

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Giancarlo Fosci 2 months ago

Beautiful captures, they seem to pose for you

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Antonio Gil Replied to Giancarlo Fosci 2 months ago

They were great models. No complains, and cheap too. smile

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Jennifer Raknerud 2 months ago

smile ha, ha!  Cute story.  Great captures of the monkies.   I like how they fall asleep.  The one must have gone down first and then the other two just stared at him as they slowly fell into slumber.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jennifer Raknerud 2 months ago

Thanks Jennifer. It was too hot and they were napping almost all the time smile

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Camellia 2 months ago

As soon as I read the firs line of your story I knew  where it came from. I had this book in my classroom library when I was teaching elementary. It was called " Caps for Sale"  illustrated by Esphyr Slobodkina. I love how you connected the photos to the story.

My favorite two pictures are #1  & 2 I can almost see a story between the two pictures.In the second one the look like two proctologists examining the patient. 😉

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Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia 2 months ago

Hahahahahaha. I'm LOL with the proctologists scene. Thanks for the good humour my friend

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Russell Smith 2 months ago

Nice set of images. I am trying to decide which one is my favorite from this series and I can only narrow it down to two. They are #1 and #2 the interactions is quite nice in these two shots.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Russell Smith 2 months ago

My favorites too my friend. Thank you

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Berckmans Peter 2 months ago

Monkey see, monkey do. Nice set.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 2 months ago

Oh yes. Thanks Peter

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Sherry Hill 2 months ago

eeps.. monkeys and more monkeys..
they are like squirrels for them.. just everywhere.. 
i wonder if they would think our squirrels are creepy? lol..

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Antonio Gil Replied to Sherry Hill 2 months ago

And more to come further on. Sorry smile

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