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1001 Stories Collection

Honey and Trouble

Added on 29th June 2020

Oral tradition Caribbean folktale

The story, also known as Monkey And Misery or The Monkey Who Asked For Misery, follows the fortunes of a monkey who asks for something without truly understanding what is been ask for.

Story

A monkey confuses honey with trouble and finds a lot of trouble before he realises his mistake.

Why we chose it

Honey and Trouble was one of the stories in our original audio stories collection. It’s a great comedy story and fun to tell.

Where it came from

The story is found in Haiti and with variations across the Caribbean.

Where it went next

A written version called Monkey and Misery can be found in Hugh Lupton’s Tales of Wisdom and Wonder. The story is in Chris Smith’s 147 Traditional Stories for Primary School Children to Retell.

Added on 29th June 2020

Oral tradition Caribbean folktale