This is an old story but significant to read
It was very dark when Bobo, the monkey, woke up.
"Come on, you lazy monkeys. It's lunchtime and I'm hungry. Get up!" said Bobo, shaking the other monkeys.
"It's too early. The sun hasn't come up yet. The day hasn't begun," said one monkey.
"Go back to sleep," said another. "It's still night-time.!"
"No, it isn't," said Bobo. "My stomach tells me it's lunchtime."
"Then, why is it so dark? Brrr! And why is it so cold?"
The monkeys chattered and argued and waited for dawn to arrive. They waited and waited, but nothing happened. It was still very dark and very quiet. It seemed they waited for days and days, but the sun still did not rise. Finally, the monkeys decided to walk to the far horizon, towards the East, where the sun always used to rise.
When they arrived they found the sun hiding behind a mountain. It seemed very dull and very sad.
"Why don't you shine?" asked Bobo. "And why haven't you risen yet?"
"I am very sad," said the Sun. "Your Earth is dying. Your skies are polluted. Your ground is poisoned and your seas polluted. Why should I bother to get up?"
"But, we need you," said Bobo. "If you don't shine then the flowers will wither away and die. All the animals will become cold and perish. The Earth will become as dead as the Moon."
"But if you were to do something to help," said the Sun. "Then I would be pleased to shine again. Man is responsible for all this sadness. Why don't you tell him what to do?"
"Yes, we will," said the monkeys.
Then ,as now, the monkeys swung from tree to tree, jumped up and down on the ground, pointed to the skies, and told man what to do, see no evil, speak no evil, do no evil.
Then once again, the sky became clear, the waters sparkled, the Earth warmed and the Sun smiled and shone across the world.
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