Friday, June 8, 2012

A Stupid Grandfather Who Moved a Mountain

 Spring 1993
 Fairy Tales

Once upon a time, there was a man who was very old.  He was named stupid grandfather.  Why did people call him this name?  There is a story about him.
   That was a small village.  The villagers lived a simple life.  They could not contact another village easily, because a big mountain was in front of the village.  The villagers had to take a detour to go to another village.  That took a long time, and was very inconvenient.
   One day, there was an old man who wanted to gather the villagers to move the mountain, but they thought he was crazy.  It was impossible to do the task, but he said, "Never say die."
   He took his tool and started working.  The procedure was slow, but he kept doing it every day.  The villagers laughed at him, and called him "stupid granfather."
   After 10 years, he finished the task.  He moved the mountain.  The villagers would not call him stupid again, since he moved the mountain.  This story tells us that nothing is difficult if you work hard.

         -Henry, Taiwan

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