Monkey Takes Selfies – level 3

21-09-2020 15:00

A 20-year-old Malaysian student who thought his phone had been stolen got a big surprise when he found the device ringing in the jungle just behind his house.

It was only when he checked the camera roll that the mystery unravelled. The real thief is still at large; however, he has left behind plenty of selfie-incriminating evidence. It remains unclear how exactly the phone went missing; however, the suspect apparently took the phone while the owner was sleeping and he attempted to eat the device.

According to the student, unlike some parts of the world where monkeys live in or near urban areas, there is no history of monkeys stealing things from houses in the local neighbourhood. The man suspects that the monkey may have entered the house through his brother’s open bedroom window.

Difficult words: unravel (to investigate or solve something complicated), at large (not yet captured), incriminating (something that makes it clear that someone is guilty).

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