A long time ago, there was village called Tuntunganga. The people of Tuntunganga were farmers. In a certain year, before the maize were ripe for harvest, troops of monkeys invaded the farms.

Efforts by the villagers to ward off the animals failed. The king called the elders for a meeting.

He announced that anyone who could save the village from famine could marry, Pheetami, the princess.

The town crier was sent out to announce the decision to the villagers.

Many men began thinking of ways of catching the clever monkeys. But none could catch a single monkey.

The troop caused more havoc.

Young men spent entire days chasing the monkeys. They wanted to marry the princess. Pheelamilo only spread his mat under a tree and relaxed.