The peddler looked at the monkeys. The monkeys looked at the peddler. He didn’t know what to do.
Finally he spoke to them.
"You monkeys, you", he said, shaking a finger at them.
"You give me back my caps. "
But monkeys only shook their finger back at him and said,Tsz,tsz,tsz.
This made the peddler angry,so he shook both hands at them
"You monkeys, you! You give me back mycaps. "
But monkeys only shook both hands back at him and said, Tsz,tsz,tsz.
At last, he became so angry that he pulled off his own cap, threw it on the ground, and began to walk away.
But then, each monkey pulled off his cap, and all the gray caps, and all the brown caps, and all the blue caps, and all thered caps came flying down out of the tree.
So the peddler picked up his caps and put them back on his head.
First his own checked cap, then the gray caps,then the brown caps, then the blue caps, then the red caps on the very top.
And slowly, slowly , he walked back to town calling, "Caps! Caps for sale. Fifty cents a cap!"