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Date: Monday, January 1, 2001 
Question/Topic: Three monkeys - hear no evil, speak no evil, etc. 
Answer/Pointer: See article in National Geographic, Dec, 1959, p,. 857. Also Problem Box under "Monkeys, Three" "The original monkeys who hear no evil, speak no evil and see no evil enact their creed above a door to the sacred stable at Nikko [Japan]. Seventeenth-century wood carvers fashioned them after monkeys from this area north of Tokyo. Copies spread to China and later to the whole world, but none captures the life and movement of Nikko's own." View Image 
Librarian: LCLCPL 

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