The Hat Seller

It's an old story that we read in Class 3 but with a new ending.

A hat-seller who was passing by a forest decided to take a nap under one
of the trees, so he left his whole basket of hats by the side. A few hours
later, he woke up and realized that all his hats were gone.

He looked up and to his surprise, the tree was full of monkeys and they
had taken all his hats.

The hat seller sits down and thinks of how he can get the hats down. While
thinking he started to scratch his head. The next moment, the monkeys were
doing the same. Next, he took down his own hat; the monkeys did exactly
the same. An idea came to his mind.

He took his hat and threw it on the floor and the monkeys did that too. So
he finally managed to get all his hats back.

Fifty years later, his grandson, also became a hat-seller and had heard
this monkey story from his grandfather. One day, just like his
grandfather, he passed by the same forest. It was very hot, and he took a
nap under the same tree and left the hats on the floor.

He woke up and realized that all his hats were taken by the monkeys on the

He remembered his grandfather’s words, started scratching his head and the
monkeys followed.

He took down his hat and fanned himself and again the monkeys followed.
Now, very convinced of his grandfather’s idea, he threw his hat on the
floor but to his surprise, the monkeys still held on to all the hats.
Then one monkey climbed down the tree, grabbed the hat on the floor, gave
him a slap and Guess!!! Said what???

"You think only you have a grandfather !!!???"

More stories:

The Random House Book of Bedtime Stories (Random House Book of ...)
The 20th-Century Children's Book Treasury: Picture Books and Stories to Read Aloud
HarperCollins Treasury of Picture Book Classics: A Child's First Collection
LeapFrog® Tag Junior Book - Toy Story 3: To Imagination and Beyond

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