iends!" Mr. Crow cried to his companions. "Here he is now! Here's Major Monkey himself.... That's only one of his jokes," he added, for he noticed that some of his cronies appeared somewhat nervous.
Major Monkey drew nearer. His face bore a wide grin; while in his hand he clutched another red apple, which he threatened playfully to throw at the company.
"Don't do that, Major!" Mr. Crow called. "You might get hungry, you know. And if you do, you can eat that apple."
Major Monkey touched his cap to Mr. Crow. He seemed to think that was good advice, for he lowered the hand that held the apple.
On hearing Mr. Crow's suggestion the whole company began to laugh. They seemed to think that Mr. Crow was joking.
"Who ever heard of anybody going hungry at a party?" Fatty Coon exclaimed. And turning to Mr. Crow, he asked him where the refreshments were.
The old gentleman seemed taken aback.
"I declare," he gasped, "I forgot to tell you all to have your refreshments before