Diddily Dee Dot's Dreamland for Children Everywhere
Sun, 15 Nov 2009
how come Jelly fish are made of Jelly.? I read somewhere that they were able to walk on land and swim under the depths of the sea..... |
| Ayliyahs Legends
SEARCH OF A MONKEY
THIS IS A TALE THEY
TELL IN JAPAN OF THE ORIGIN OF THE JELLYFISH
FIND STRANDED ON OUR BEACHES
Long, long ago, instead of soft tentacles, he
had a bunch of legs as graceful as a greyhound's,
ans as for his figure the proudest pig in Ireland
could not vie with him for firmly arched, well
Naturally, he was the
administration of all the other fish, for, besides
being nimble and stately, he was the only deep sea
thing that could walk on land as well as swim in
the water. Unfortunately, he was like too many
human beings, who simply rely on their good looks
to make them popular, and do not trouble to develop
their brains, therefore this handsome creature was
One day Jellyfish was strolling about the shore of
a coral island, when a flying fish shot out of the
waves, and told him that he was summoned to the
palace of the Dragon
As he approached the audience chamber he could hear
by the clanking of golden scales that the Dragon
King was pacing about in the greatest agitation,
but his brow cleared as he caught sight of
thought you would never come
! " he cried. " And the Queen gets worse every hour
! Listen, the doctors say that she can be cured by
swallowing the liver of a wild monkey. You are the
only fish who can go ashore. You must swim, as you
have never swum in your life, find the bit of land
that has monkeys on it and then persuade the monkey
to return with you. If you succeeed I will
make you Grand Warden of the Indian Ocean, with the
right to a coronet of pearl shell and cowrie. "
Jellyfish hardly stopped to bow; in a very little
while he was wading out of the breakers on to a
lovely island of palm trees and scarlet hibiscus.
The first animal he saw was a small grey monkey
with a friendly countenance. Jellyfish hailed him
" Ho, you
Master Monkey there ! I am sent by the Dragon King
of all the seas; to ask that you come to the
The monkey's shrivelled face beamed with
pleasure. Never had he dreamed of receiving a royal
invitation, and he was
all to ready to accept this.
For a little while Jellyfish, with the
monkey on his back, swam in silence, for he was
short of breath, but soon he asked:
the way, I hope you have got your liver with you ?
Now the monkey was not smart like
Jellyfish, but he he kept his wits about
"Erm, and why do you ask that ?" he
"Well, " said Jellyfish, "the
Queen is really poorly and the doctors say she can
only be saved by swallowing the liver of a live
At this the monkey exclaimed,
"Oh dear me, what a thousand pities ! I left my
hanging out to air at the top of the coconot palm.
I think we had better hurry back and get it at
"We must indeed, " said the
Jellyfish. And back they went.
A s soon as they
arrived back at the palm, the monkey was away to
the top, and then he called down.
away, stupid ! I wont part with my liver for any
Queen, in the sea or out. "
Then to clinch the
arguement he threw nut at Jellyfish till he ran
into the sea.
All his knees knocked together as
he told the tale of his failure, and the Dragon
King smoked with rage. When he had stammered out
his last word the Dragon King roared to his
" Beat him ! Break him to
within an inch of his life ! Break every bone in
his body ! In fact beat him to a jelly !"
that's it, the end of the story. And poor
Jellyfish, ..... well, sad to say, he really did
become a jelly-fish.
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