Alligator carefully diagnosed her. He carefully examined her blood and stool. He concluded that he would need the heart of Monkey to mix with other herbs to cure her. Crocodile thought of a plan to trick Monkey to visit him. He would then murder him and collect his heart. He went to their usual meeting place with a lot of mud fish. Crocodile said, "Monkey, do you know that you are a bad friend? You have not bothered to visit my sick wife". Monkey answered, "you know that I cannot swim. I will drown if I attempt
Crocodile and Monkey were very good friends. They did many things in common. Monkey lived in trees while Crocodile lived in a river. Crocodile liked wild fruits and Monkey plucked them in abundance for Crocodile. Fresh water mud fish was what Monkey liked as a delicacy. His friend Crocodile caught mud fish from the river and gave them to Monkey. Crocodile could only clamber short trees. He could not visit the home of Monkey. Monkey was a very poor swimmer and could not visit Crocodile, his wife or children.