Monday, April 16, 2012

M is for Mickey's Monkey Made Money

Mickey's monkey, Mumphrey, made money the day Mickey took him to the market.  Mumphrey entertained the crowd that gathered as he played the drums while Mickey played the guitar.

"Oh, mom, I want a monkey," a small boy cried.  He pulled on her slacks and pointed to the monkey.  The young boy looked up and continued to plead for his own monkey.

"But, Johnnie, monkeys are very expensive and require a lot of work," mom said.

After Mumphrey finished the tune, he climbed down from the stool and walked to the crying boy.  He gently placed his arm around the boy and patted him on the back as he pulled his head to his chest.  Immediately he stopped crying.  Mumphrey released him and stepped back.

The sympathetic crowd started dropping money into the guitar case.

Mumphrey pulled the boy's chin up with his finger and kissed him on the cheek.

More money fell into the case.

The young boy said, "I love you, too, Mumphrey."  He reached out and hugged the monkey and turned to walk away as mom pulled him towards the parking lot.

Looking back he yelled, "I'll see you later, Mumphrey."

Mumphrey waved goodbye, and turned to finish entertaining the crowd.  Mickey played one more tune and they were finished.

 At home, Mickey said, "Mumphrey, that was a good thing you did today.  It made us enough money to last the week."  He handed Mumphrey a banana, patted him on the back and kissed his cheek.  "You're a great actor."

Mumphrey munched his morsels and laughed aloud.

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