A long time ago, there was a monkey which was born in a stone. It could live in the world forever because it could eat food from heaven.
It had many supernatural powers from God. For example, it could jump a thousand kilometers at a time if it wanted to do something in a hurry. It had seventy two ways to attack its enemies.
It also had a strong body. It was not afraid of any poisons or fire or water. It could go up to heaven and down underground. It was a wonderful monkey.
It was a very important animal in Chinese mythical stories, because it could do many things which people can not do.