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The Last Unicorn Essay

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THE LAST UNICORN The unicorn of our story is as fleecy and white as a summer cloud. She has long golden tresses for her mane and tail. She has a horn of the purest white and eyes that gleam like stars. Her name, in fact, is Starlight.It was around the time that Starlight was beginning to grow up that animal families of every kind and color began to move to the island of Elysia. Humans had started to become intelligent; they were taking all the living space and causing problems. Elysia seemed to be a safe place to escape to. The unicorns did not mind at all, it had begun to become lonely all alone on Elysia. It was also around this time that trouble started brewing for the unicorns. All of a sudden unicorns started to disappear, one evening they would be there and then the next morning they would be gone. No one took much notice of the disappearance of the unicorns because there was so much commotion with all the new animals moving to the island.Starlight was the only one that seemed to notice the disappearances. Each morning more and more unicorns would turn up missing. One evening loud roaring and crashing awakened Starlight. She was too afraid to find out what it was so she remained still and listened. First there was load growling and crashing, then she heard the whinnying of unicorns, and lastly a strange sound that reminded her of wings beating. The next morning she found more unicorns missing. The noises each night and the missing unicorns in the morning persisted until Starlight could find no more unicorns prancing about on Elysia. When she couldn't find anymore unicorns she concluded that she was the last unicorn on Elysia.The other animals began to worry with Starlight. They sent her to the Wise Owl hoping he could help. The Wise Owl advised her to travel east, until she came to a large canyon, then she should cross it and travel until she reached the rock shaped like an eagle.Starlight traveled until her legs ached. Trees and their branches blocked Starlight's way and forced her to go around many things adding extra steps to her path. Thistle and bramble scratched her fleecy white legs. After a few hours of travel she emerged out of the forest onto a cliff overlooking a large canyon. Starlight knew this was the canyon the Wise owl had told her about. Starlight had no idea how to get across. About fifty feet from where she was standing a slender crossing to the other side of the canyon could be seen. Starlight carefully trotted over to it and examined it. She decided to try to cross it. Very cautiously she began to make her way across, when she was about halfway across the rock started to crack. Large chunks fell from the tiny rock crossing. Then the whole rock crossing started to shake and began collapsing. Starlight galloped as fast as she could to the end of the rock, but right before she reached the edge the rest of the rock crossing collapsed. Starlight made a leap trying to reach the canyons edge, but she did not jump far enough....

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