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Monkey Me

Children's series. Jack and Salty help a little monkey find his home - but what if he doesn't want to live there any more?


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Ha! Oh! And good day to you.

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# This is the place to be

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# For Salty Dog and me

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# Down by the harbour we'll be there

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# Round every corner there's something to share

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# Give us a cheer Our friends are here

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# Just Salty Dog and me... #

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Ha-ha! Come on, Salty.

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# This is the place to meet

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# Down at the end of the street

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# Seagulls flying up in the blue

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# There's always a cup of tea waiting for you

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# Out in the sun Having some fun

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# Just Salty Dog and me

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# Haul away, haul away

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# Sing a song of the sea

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# Hoist the sail I'll tell you a tale

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# Of Salty Dog and me

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# This is the place to go

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# And these are the people we know

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# The village is busy with things to see

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# And there's the Rainbow down by the quay

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# There's stories to tell join us as well

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# Just Salty Dog and me. #

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PHONE RINGS

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-Hello, Emily.

-Hello.

-What's all that then, eh?

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A pyramid of hairy heads. It's a tower of tufties!

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-Tower of tufties indeed.

-Yes.

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Coconuts. Lots of them.

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They were left over from the coconut shy at the village fair.

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-What are you going to do with them?

-I haven't decided yet.

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Hello, Salty. I like your ball.

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That, yes, she just found that just now.

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She wants me to throw it for her.

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No, no, listen, Emily, no. You could strain something.

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-Stop it.

-Strain myself?

-Yes.

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I'll have you know I once won first prize for shot put. Stand back.

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-Good heavens.

-Right. Here goes, Salty.

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Look at... Oh!

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Eh? What's this?

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Hello, Salty. Fancy seeing you.

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Wherever there's a ball there's a Salty Dog close behind.

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What's up? You want a sip?

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Oh, you want a stroke.

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Oh, the ball. You want me to throw the ball.

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Well, you should have said.

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WHEE!

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BOING BOING

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Watch out!

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CRASH!

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-Ow!

-Dearie me! The coconuts are all over the place.

-I'm sorry.

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Looks like we've broken a few as well.

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Don't you worry, Jack.

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You go and get over to the Rainbow and I'll sort things out here.

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Yeah. Sorry. Yes. Come on, Salty.

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Onward to the Rainbow. Sorry, Em.

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There she is, the Rainbow.

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What have you got far us today, me dear?

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HOOT!

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Hey! Come on, Salty.

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JACK HUMS

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Here we are.

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HOOT!

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That's better.

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You settle yourself down, girl,

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and we'll try and stay away from coconuts for a bit.

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Salty, do you remember that huge coconut shell we saw once?

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Floating towards us it was.

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Let me get comfortable and I'll tell you the story.

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Oh, yes, Salty,

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this will make your whiskers go curly, this one will.

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Once upon a twinkly time we set off from Staithes,

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waved goodbye to Whitby

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and disappeared over the horizon.

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And as we sailed, we sang.

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# Just Salty Dog and me Sailing on the sea

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# Pretending we're sailing away on a cruise

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# When we really need an excuse for a snooze

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# Closing our eyes in the hot sunny skies

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# Just Salty Dog and me. #

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Yes. Salty and I were trying to snatch 40 winks.

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That means having a quick nap.

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Well, I'd only managed to snatch about 20 winks, when all at once

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we heard from faraway a little squeaky voice singing a sorry ditty.

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-SQUEAKY VOICE:

-# Oh, poor little Monkey Me

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# I'm cast away at sea

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# I float, I float on a coconut boat

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# Oh, oh, oh, oh, poor little Monkey Me.#

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Well, I grabbed my trusty telescope and peered out to sea, and what

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did I see but a little monkey floating in a giant coconut shell.

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"Full speed ahead, Salty," I said, "Monkey in trouble."

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Well, when we got close and shouted, "Ahoy there, Monkey!

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"Are you able to climb aboard?"

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"Yes! Yes!

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"With the last bit of my monkey strength in my monkey arms,"

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said the monkey.

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And with rather a lot of, "Ooh! Ahhh! Urrrhh!"

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and "Eeek! Aaagh!" he climbed on board.

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"Oh, thank you! You saved poor little Monkey Me," cried the monkey.

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"I only went for a short sail, no longer than a monkey's tail,

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"but I got caught in a terrible gale, and before I knew it...

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"I was lost at sea."

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"Would you like us to sail you home?" I said.

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"Well, I suppose so," said the monkey a little reluctantly.

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"Home is over the moon and left at the Purple Lagoon.

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"No short cuts." Well, we'd better get going," I said.

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Now, old sailors like me know lots of clever tricks,

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and one of those tricks is this - if you spin your hat three times

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and set sail in a westerly direction,

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you can pick up a very fast gust of air called the Rocket Stream,

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and it whizzes you right up over the moon.

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So I took a hold of my hat and I spun it three times -

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one, two, three. And then we set sail in a westerly direction.

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But the monkey didn't look that excited to be going home!

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"Cheer up, little Monkey Me!" I said happily. "We'll be there soon."

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Then just up ahead we saw a cloud that was shaped like a rocket

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pointing upwards to the sky.

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"That's the Rocket Stream," I cried.

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So we steered The Rainbow towards it.

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"All right, Salty and Monkey, hold tight," said I.

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"Three, two, one, blast off!"

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And suddenly...whoosh!

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The Rainbow shot upwards out of the ocean and into the sky.

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Seagulls screeched in amazement as we zoomed past them

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higher and higher, until the sky turned from blue to midnight black.

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The moon was getting closer and closer.

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Salty thought it looked like a giant yellow rubber ball

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with little chunks missing here and there.

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"Weh-hey!" I shouted. "Isn't this fun?"

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Well, over the moon we went and down the other side, back down

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through darkness and stars, through sunny blue sky and wispy clouds.

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"Look!" I said, "there's the Purple Lagoon!"

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"Turn left for my island," said the monkey with a sigh.

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So I steered left of the Rocket Stream and suddenly we saw it -

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a tiny little island with a single palm tree.

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We landed in the water - splash! Right next to it.

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"That's my island," said Monkey sadly. "Then you're home!" I smiled.

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But the monkey just looked glum. "Is there something wrong?" I asked.

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"It's a bit of a lonely island", said the monkey.

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"Nobody lives here but poor little Monkey Me."

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Then suddenly Monkey had an idea.

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"Can I come and live with you and Salty instead?"

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Salty gave the monkey a nuzzle.

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"Well, yes, if you really want to", I said.

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"What sort of tree do you live in?" he asked.

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Well, Salty and I explained that back in Staithes,

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we lived in a house, not a tree.

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Monkey seems disappointed but decided to come home with us anyway.

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So off we chugged back to Staithes.

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Monkey had lots of fun beating on the funnel like a drum.

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Salty and I were very pleased that he was happy,

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but we did wish that we had some earplugs.

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Boom-boom, chicca-boom-boom, went the monkey.

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Boom-boom chicca-boom chic-chic-chicca-boom.

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And then suddenly, out of nowhere, we heard a faint reply.

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A-boom-boom chicca-boom-boom.

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Boom-boom chicca-boom-boom!

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It was coming from a tiny little island far away.

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I looked through my telescope and...

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Somersaulting seagulls!

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What did I see but another monkey playing a coconut drum

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while lots of other monkeys danced.

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"It's a monkey party!" I cried. "Ooh! Eeeh! Oh!" Said the monkey.

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"Full speed ahead! That's the island for me!" So...

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we headed for the island and all the way Monkey kept drumming -

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boom-boom chicca-boom-boom boom-boom chicca-boom boom-boom.

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When we arrived, all the monkeys all waved.

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"Come and join our party!" Cried one.

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And he handed our monkey a coconut drum.

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Now, Salty and I, we always like a party

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and of course Salty showed off her very best dance moves.

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HE CHUCKLES

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Then, when it was late, we headed back to The Rainbow.

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"Come on, little Monkey Me," I said.

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"We need to get you back to Staithes."

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Well, the monkey gave a wide-eyed monkey look

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and shook his little head.

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"You've been very kind, and I hope you don't mind,

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"but I think I'll stay here with my new monkey friends," said Monkey.

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"There's an empty tree just for happy little Monkey Me."

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Well, I was a little sad to leave the little fella there,

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but Salty pointed out that his funnel-banging was a bit noisy

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and there wasn't much room in our house for a busy monkey.

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So, with a sad tingle in our hearts, we waved goodbye to little Monkey.

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"Promise you'll visit," he said. "Oh, we will, very soon," I replied.

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"Very soon." And then we set our course for the horizon

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and headed back to Staithes and home.

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It was quite an adventure that, wasn't it, Salty?

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Did you like that story, Salty? All true, of course.

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-Mind you, my stories always are.

-HE CHUCKLES

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Come on, girl.

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Come on, Salty. We'll go and see if Emily's managed to do anything

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with those broken coconuts.

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-HE CHUCKLES

-It was a mess, wasn't it? Coconuts all over the place.

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-Eh-oop, Jack!

-Hello, Sam. Having a rest? Have you been busy?

-Oh, yes.

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-What about those broken coconuts?

-Look! Coconut ice cream sundaes.

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-Oh, I like the look of them.

-Course you do! That's why we saved you one.

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-I'm going to sit down and enjoy this.

-There you go.

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-Thank you.

-It's a coconut boat.

-It's delicious, Jack.

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-Refreshing, too.

-Marvellous.

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Listen, here's to us and our brilliant ideas!

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EMILY AND SAM: Here's to us!

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