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The Grateful Monkey is the sixth Monkey Fable in Ape Escape 2[1][2].

Story[]

Part 1[]

A long, long time ago, a professor lived all by himself. He conducted research in his home on the mountainside, but he was quite unsuccessful, and never managed to create anything that earned him a single penny in income. One day during his usual walk, the professor noticed a monkey caught in a monkey trap, and crying quite miserably.

Part 2[]

The professor felt sorry for the poor monkey, and so he freed him from the vicious trap. The monkey was overjoyed, and bowed to him countless times before returning home to the mountains. That night, just as the professor was getting ready for bed, there was a knock on his door. When he answered it, he was surprised to find a little boy, wearing a monkey helmet.

Part 3[]

The little boy wearing the monkey helmet had apparently lost his way, and was searching for shelter for the night. The kindhearted professor gladly offered to let the boy stay at his home. The next day the boy told the professor that if he could stay a little longer, it would give him a chance to show his gratitude, but the professor must never look inside his room.

Part 4[]

In almost no time at all, large sums of money began pouring into the professor's account, and before he knew it his life had changed mysteriously from rags to riches. However, the Professor [sic] could not help but wonder about the boy. Both day and night, a strange glow radiated from under the door of his room - and eventually the professor could not stop himself from taking a look inside.

Part 5[]

Inside the room was a little helmeted monkey staring into a glowing computer screen. The monkey was engaged in day trading, which was all the rage at the time. The professor quietly closed the door. The next morning, the boy didn't come out of his room. When the professor went back into the room, all he found was a one page letter.

Part 6[]

It read: Since you have seen my true form, I can no longer stay in your home. As my final thanks, please sell these stocks to raise some money. However, these stocks had already plummeted after an embezzlement controversy and some gambling fiascos. Frustrated and lonely, the professor became addicted to day trading, and was soon poorer than he had ever been.

The End

Trivia[]

References[]

  1. Ape Escape 2 NTSC-U/C - The Grateful Monkey https://youtu.be/D1WbZWzu8oA&t=215
  2. Ape Escape 2 PAL - The Grateful Monkey https://youtu.be/jcwGh97dSOM&t=432
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