and the Monkey
to all the beasts of the forest and promised a royal reward to the one
whose offspring should be deemed the handsomest.
came with the
rest and presented, with all a mother's tenderness, a flat-nosed,
ill-featured young Monkey as a candidate for the promised reward.
laugh saluted her
on the presentation of her son. She resolutely said, "I know not
Jupiter will allot the prize to my son, but this I do know, that he is
at least in the eyes of me his mother, the dearest, handsomest, and
beautiful of all."