Crow dropped by for a quick visit earlier today and told me about the first capitalist so I did a quick (and lazy) sketch to go along with the other story from his archives.
Imagine if you will a time long ago, an island filled with coconut trees, a veritable tropical paradise for all the happy monkey families who lived there. Although their diet mostly consisted of delicious coconuts, sometimes they went fishing or looked for berries just to add a little variety to their meals.
One day an odd monkey - one who had never fitted in very well with the tribe - decided to guard a particular coconut tree and charge the other monkeys a fee of a fish, or an oyster, or a handful of berries for the privilege of climbing the tree to harvest a coconut. The other monkeys laughed and ran off to get their coconuts elsewhere.
That night, while the other monkeys were asleep, the strange monkey fashioned an axe and chopped down every coconut tree except for the one he had chosen to guard. He gathered all the fallen coconuts into a pile near that last coconut tree and waited for the others to awaken.
I won't tell you the rest as it's a story you already know.