Starting school when it is still so warm out is really wrong. We should have all the warm days off and go to school only on the cold days. This way we can swim and play outside as much as we want. Mama Monkey says that it is not easy to do that because we have nice days during the cold season too. I just think she wants me in school all the time.
Yesterday before dinner, I had a really good idea. I decided to see if I would be able to float down to the next village and find a place to hide. I floated for a long time and I started to get spooked because twilight had fallen and there was no sign of the other village. I was really lost and not sure where I was or which way I should paddle to head home.
As I attempted to bring my float towards the shore, I heard a rustling in the bushes. I feared that a big lion or maybe a strange Ape was stalking me. Turns out, a monkey was stalking me, but it was Uncle Titian. He popped out of the bushes calling my name. When he saw me he smiled and threw a rope out to me. I grabbed it and he reeled me into shore. He picked me up and carried me and my float home. Mama Monkey looked really happy to see me. I had to promise not to take such a long trip down the river, but I am still allowed to swim tomorrow. I was glad to be home.