来源：上海学生英文报 2012-12-09 12:50
A smart monkey
The monkey and the crocodile
Once, a crocodile (鳄鱼) liked bananas. However, they only grew on trees and the crocodile could not reach them.
A monkey watched the crocodile for some time and then said, “Allow me to get some bananas for you.”
The crocodile ate most of the bananas, and took some home to his wife.
“If that monkey lives on bananas,” the crocodile’s wife said, “his liver (肝) must be very tasty. Try to ask him to visit us, and then we can have a good meal of monkey liver.”
The next day, the crocodile went back to the banana tree.
“My wife is sick and she wants you to visit her,” the crocodile told the monkey.
“All right,” the monkey said.
The crocodile then carried the monkey across the river to their home.
“The only medicine I need,” she said, “is your liver.”
Thinking quickly, the monkey said, “I left my liver in a banana tree. Would you like me to get it?”
The crocodile’s wife agreed that the monkey should go and get it, so her husband carried him back to the banana tree. Then the monkey climbed to the tree and disappeared.