The Boy Who Ate Star Essay

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The Boy Who Ate StarsYusonA boy lived in a small village deep in the forest. The boy had always wanted to eat stars. At night, he would look at the little areas of the sky, and wish so hard that he may reach out beyond the trees to pluck the twinkling stars and put them into his mouth.One day, a stranger came to the village. He promised the people in the village that they would get what they wanted, make all their wishes come true, they would allow him to cut the trees around him as fast as he could. At the end of the day, many tresses had fallen into the ground. When evening came, there were also many more stars to be seen. The boy felt even more strongly that he wanted to taste them into his mouth. The stranger then sensed his wish."All you have to do is say your wish out loud for me to hear it. And ill grant it.", said the stranger. "I want to eat the stars" said the boy.Each day, the stranger cut down more trees. The people in the village are all happy that the stranger seemed to grant their wishes. They allowed him to cut as many trees as he wanted until their view of the sky became larger and larger. Soon, there were no more trees to cut of what had been their forest and the man said goodbye and went away. that night the boy ate all the rest of the stars in the whole sky. In the days and even the boy is hungering for more stars to eat, but the entire sky grew dark and not the single star could be seen. The villagers became restless and most were rendered sick. In the day lamented the loss of all their trees and at night they were saddened by the loss of the stars.One day another stranger came. He brought a single tree and told the villagers that they could have it, since they appeared to have lost their forest they allowed him to plant the tree, and promise to make it grow, to bear more trees, until they had their forest live again. The second stranger also told them that they should stop fighting. He said so they would remember that he would place a star atop the tree. Each time looked at the star, they would think of peace that would put a stop to all their fighting. The boy saw the star placed atop the tree. He wished so hard that he could reach out to take the star. he wanted so much to eat it. it was not meant to be eaten just like all the stars now missing from the sky. They were there to remind the people at night, when fears and wishes fought them inside. the peace reigned in their lives. the stars are like trees. each one reminds us that we should still greed in our heart .each tree, each star teaches us the way of peace.", added the stingers .Tears then came to the boy eyes. he felt sorry that he had eaten all the stars in the sky. the second stingers said the boy to stop crying.Wish upon the stars of peace, and you will get your wish for all time." The second stranger said. the boy wished as hard as he could upon the star of peace atop the tree. He saw the faces around him , all wishing for more trees and more stars so they could...

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