By Wilson Rawls
The very last thing a fourteen-year-old boy expects to discover alongside an outdated Ozark river backside is a tree jam-packed with monkeys. Jay Berry Lee's grandpa had a proof, of course--as he did for many issues. The monkeys had escaped from a touring circus, and there has been a good-looking gift in shop for somebody who may capture them. Grandpa stated there wasn't any animal that could not be stuck by some means, and Jay Berry began believing him . . .
But by means of the tip of the "summer of the monkeys," Jay Berry Lee had realized much more than he ever bargained for--and not only approximately monkeys. He discovered approximately religion, and needs coming actual, and realizing what it really is you really need. He even realized a bit approximately growing to be up . . .
This novel, set in rural Oklahoma round the flip of the century, is a heart-warming kinfolk story--full of wealthy aspect and pleasant characters--about a time and position whilst miracles have been quite the best of things...
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I hate to work out something crippled like that. It’s pitiful. ” On listening to a rumbling noise, I regarded down the line and observed a wagon coming. there have been 5 Cherokee Indians in it. “Grandpa,” I acknowledged, “it feels like you will have a few humans coming to the shop. ” Grandpa stood up, appeared down the line, and acknowledged, “That’s John Comingdeer and his kinfolk. ” Then Grandpa became to me and acknowledged, “Maybe you want to move domestic and imagine extra approximately procuring this pony. speak it over along with your mom and dad, and your sister. you want to switch your brain. ” i'll infrequently think what Grandpa used to be announcing. “Change my brain! ” I stated. “Oh, no, Grandpa, I wouldn’t ever do this. i need this little mare greater than whatever. I won’t ever switch my brain approximately that. ” “I know the way a lot you will have that pony,” he stated. “I went in the course of the comparable factor whilst i used to be a boy. yet occasionally a fellow can wish anything so undesirable he'll fail to remember issues which are extra very important. whilst that occurs it may possibly particularly damage a fellow. i do know. I’ve had it occur to me. ” understanding my outdated grandpa as I did, I had the sensation that he was once attempting to inform me whatever yet I couldn’t determine what it used to be. He knew how a lot i needed a pony and a . 22. “Grandpa,” I stated, “I couldn’t be overlooking something. possessing my very own pony and a . 22 are an important issues in my lifestyles. That’s all I’ve ever sought after. I don’t wish anything. ” “All right,” Grandpa stated. “I wager your brain is made up. If a pony is what you will want, a pony is what you’ll have. You’ve earned that correct. I won’t say from now on. ” simply then the wagon pulled up in entrance of the shop and the Indians begun getting out of it. “Oh, yeah,” Grandpa stated, “I nearly forgot. You’ll want a saddle. i do know a fellow down the river has a great used one he desires to promote. i believe we will be able to get a superior purchase on it. ” “I’ll take it,” I stated earlier than i assumed. “That is, if i've got adequate cash. If i must, i will do with no that . 22 for your time. ” “You won’t need to do with no anything,” Grandpa stated. “You have 100 and fifty-six money, don’t you? That’s good enough to get the horse, saddle, and gun. ” “Grandpa, I gave Daisy six dollars,” I stated. “I simply needed to. She’s constantly doing issues for me. She even fed the monkeys for me. ” “That’s all right,” Grandpa stated. “You nonetheless have adequate, and also you must have a few left over. ” I ran my hand down in my pocket, pulled out my cash, and passed it to Grandpa. “Grandpa,” I stated, “will you care for my funds, and pay Indian Tom for the horse? If i've got any left after i purchase that saddle and gun, I’ll supply it to Mama. ” “I’ll look after it,” he acknowledged. “Don’t fear a few factor. ” i used to be untying the halter rope from the hitching rail while Grandpa acknowledged, “On your manner domestic, I’d take it effortless with that mare. Don’t stroll her too quickly. In a couple of weeks, you’ll have one of many best little ponies in those hills. ” “Grandpa,” I stated, “without you, I don’t recognize what I’d do. i actually don’t. You’re constantly supporting me. ” Grandpa grinned. “That’s what grandpas are for, isn’t it? ” he acknowledged.