“Your Highness, if you will pay me for it I can settle this devil, Swing-Ear.”
“Can you really?” exclaimed the Rajah.
“I think I can,” repeated the woman.
“Then you shall be paid at once,” said the Rajah.
The old peasant woman accepted the money, and set out for the hills, taking some fruit with her of the kind the Monkeys like. When she had reached the hills, she scattered the fruit up and down in the woods, and then hid herself and sat down to watch. Very soon the Monkeys found the fruit, and started to eat it, first putting down their Bell. The old woman softly stole up, seized the Bell, and took it back to town, where she was ever afterwards held in great honour.