| The boy and the banyan tree(a legend from Vietnam)

Posted by admin at 2005, October 18, 2:43 PM
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One day when Cuoi was supposed to be tending the buffalo of a rich farmer, he decided he would rather play. So, he went into the forest, and lay down beneath a banyan tree. МフつWWW.FAirY-tALE.iNfoたヱòㄤωㄐ

Soon, he heard a whimpering noise. He stood and walked toward the sound. He pushed aside some leaves and spotted four tiger cubs lying there.

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Cuoi tickled the cubs and picked one up to pet it. Then Cuoi heard the tigress returning. Frantic, he dropped the cub to the ground, which it hit with a thud. When the tigress found her injured cub, she walked to a small banyan sapling growing close to the tree in which he hid. She bit off several leaves, chewed on them, and placed them inside the cub's mouth.

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Cuoi watched as the lifeless cub opened his eyes, and within a few minutes, got up and began to run about. Cuoi felt relieved, for the cub was healed.

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So those leaves are magic, Cuoi thought. I could do many things with such a tree. 々WWW。fAIRy-tALE.inFOfㄈㄋ

When the tigress and her cubs left, Cuoi climbed down the tree, pulled the slim banyan sapling out of the ground, and planted the tree by his house. ˋП~KTwWW.FAIRY-TALE.INfoョψㄍ

Cuoi used the leaves of the tree to cure many people. He became famous and wealthy. The sapling flourished and grew to be a large tree.

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Cuoi married the daughter of a village leader. However, she became angry because Cuoi seemed to love the tree more than he loved her. So, one day when Cuoi left to go cure a sick neighbor, his wife poured a huge bucket of soapy, dirty water on the tree's roots. MWWW.FaiRY-tALE.iNfoはまL

The tree began to come out of the ground. www.fairy-tale.info

Cuoi returned just at that moment, for he had forgotten something, and there was his precious tree, beginning to rise into the sky! ㄑてwWW.fAIRY-talE。InFOСМて♀ㄤ

"Wait," he cried, and he grabbed hold of the tree's roots.

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But Cuoi was not heavy enough to hold that tree to the ground, and so it carried him to the moon, where he and the tree live to this day.

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^__^ Who is Cuoi?

Post by Kather on 2005, October 18, 9:25 PM 引用此文发表评论 #1



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