The Monkey and the Fishermen

A monkey was sitting up in a high tree when, seeing some fishermen laying their nets in a river, he watched what they were doing. The men had no sooner set their nets and retired a short distance to their dinner, than the monkey came down from the tree, thinking that he would try his hand at the same sport. But in attempting to lay the nets he got so entangled in them, that being well-nigh choked, he was forced to exclaim; "This serves me right; for what business had I, who know nothing of fishing, to meddle with such tackle as this?"