The Old Man & The Monkey by George Polley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is a really, really beautiful tale of friendship across races - quite a long way across races, given it is between an old man and a Japanese snow monkey.
Snow monkeys are considered pests. Old men can be pests too, especially on the roads, so perhaps they have more in common than you might at first imagine.
The old man's wife and the villagers fear an infestation of snow monkeys in their village, as if they hadn't infested it first away from the snow monkeys.
It is a wise story. Legendary.
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