Bobo climbed to the top of the
coconut palm, sat down and looked across the treetops. The sky was a
beautiful shade of blue and filled with puffy white clouds that looked
like cotton balls. He slowly peeled a banana. It was bright yellow and had
little brown spots on its peel. "This is delicious," he said, taking a
bite of the creamy-colored fruit inside. "I could sit up here all day.
A breeze began to blow and the
coconut palm began to sway gently back and forth. Bobo felt himself going
from side to side. "This is fun! Itís like being on a swing. Wheee!" After
a few minutes the breeze turned into a strong wind. Coconuts began to fall
from the tree to the ground. "Whoa, whatís going on here?" Instead of
swinging gently back and forth, the tree began to bend from side to side.
Bobo grabbed hold of a coconut and held tightly, so he wouldnít fall. Just
then the coconut, and the monkey, fell to the ground. BOINK! BOINK! Bobo
landed on his head. "Ouch!" More coconuts fell from the palm and hit him.
"Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Ouch!" He jumped up and ran away from the palm tree. He
rubbed the top of his head. He had six big lumps on top of it. He could
feel them through the fur.
He watched the palm swaying back and
forth. He saw how the leaves swung about. "That might be fun to swing on
those palm fronds," Bobo said. He ran over to the tree and climbed up to
the top. Using his agile fingers, he grabbed hold of the leaves. "Wheeee!"
He swung to and fro as the tree bent from side to side. "This is great
fun!" he laughed. The wind was blowing hard and whipped him all around the
tree. He was swinging high in the air when the palm frond broke off. Bobo
fell to the ground. BOINK! BOINK! He landed right on his head. "Ouch!" Now
he had another bump. He sat down on the ground and rubbed it softly.
While he sat there, he watched the
tree bending clear to the ground. The wind was blowing very hard. The tree
bent one way and then blew the other way, touching the ground. "That might
be fun to climb the tree and swing back and forth on the tree trunk. Iíd
have to hold on really tight so I donít fall. Should I climb up? Yes, I
think I shall," Bobo said. He climbed to the top of the palm, which wasnít
easy. "Here we go!"
The tree bent to the ground and then
to the other side, over and over again. "Wheee, this is so much fun," Bobo
shouted as he swung around on the palm. The wind continued to blow even
harder. The tree bent so far over that Bobo hit his head on the ground.
BOINK! BOINK! It swung over to the other side and hit his head on the
ground again. BOINK! BOINK! Bobo let go of the tree. "Ouch! Thatís four
more bumps I have on my head!"
He rubbed the lumps and sat down on
a rock. "Thatís enough. Iím staying down here until the wind stops
blowing. Itís much safer!" BOINK! A coconut fell from the palm and hit him
right on top of the head. "Ouch," he whimpered. Bobo jumped up and ran
into the jungle. He found a cave and stayed inside it for the rest of the
day, until the storm ended, counting the lumps on his head.