Foreign News: Apes of the Rock

Commandomen searched Gibraltar, came in with disheartening news. Five more of the Rock's historic apes were dead! From 17, the Rock's monkey colony had recently shrunk to eight. Two of the bodies just found were those of Adonis, also called Scruffy, and Antonio. They were rival leaders of the pack, potential fathers of future generations. The bodies were beyond postmortem; there was no way of proving that it was an Axis poison plot.

The legend is that the British will hold Gibraltar only so long as the Barbary apes (Macaca sylvana, Europe's only native...

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