Minnie's Pet Monkey

Author: Madeline Leslie
Published: 1864
Language: English
Wordcount: 11,141 / 38 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.6
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 457
Added to site: 2008.09.15
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Genre: Young Readers
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ree years older than Minnie, and was full of life and frolic.

At one time he came to visit Minnie; and fine fun indeed they had with the pets, the monkey being his especial favorite.

Every day some new experiment was to be tried with Jacko, who, as Frank declared, could be taught any thing that they wished. One time, he took the little fellow by the chain for a walk, Minnie gayly running by his side, and wondering what her cousin was going to do.

On their way to the barn, they met Leo, who at once began to bark furiously.

"That will never do, my brave fellow," exclaimed the boy; "for we want you to turn horse, and take Jacko to ride."

"O, Frank! Leo will kill him. Don't do that!" urged Minnie, almost crying.

"But I mean to make them good friends," responded the lad. "Here, you take hold of the chain, and I will coax the dog to be quiet while I put Jacko on his back."

This was not so easy as he had supposed; for no amount of coaxing or flattery would induce Leo

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