S: The Giving Mountain
FC: The Giving Mountain
1: Once there was a mountain, And he loved a little girl.
3: And everyday the girl would come and she would gather his rocks and throw them at birds, climb to his peek, play in his snow, eat his berries, and rest in his caves, And the girl loved the mountain....very much.... and the mountain was happy.
4: But time went by and the girl grew older, And the mountain was often alone.
5: Then one day the girl came to the mountain and the mountain said: "Come girl, come and climb to my peek, and play in my snow, and eat my berries, and play in my caves, and be happy."
6: "I'm to big to climb and play" said the girl,I want to buy things and have fun. I want some some money. Can you give me some money?"
7: "I'm sorry" said the mountain," but I have no money. I only have rocks, berries, and snow.Take my berries, girl, and sell them in the city. Then you will have money and you will be happy."
8: And so the girl climbed up the mountain and gathered his berries and carried them away. And the mountain was happy. But the girl stayed away for a long time.... and the mountain was sad.
9: Then one day the girl came back and he mountain quaked with joy and he said: "Come girl come and climb to my peak and play in my snow and eat my berries and play in my caves and be happy."
10: I am too busy to climb mountains" said the girl "I want a house to keep me warm," she said "I want a husband and kids, and so I need a house. Can you give me a house?" "I have no house said the mountain. The wilderness is my house." said the mountain " but you may cut down my trees and make a house. Then you will be happy'
11: And so the girl cut down his trees and hauled them away to build a house. And the mountain was happy. But the girl stayed away for a long time and the mountain was sad.
12: And when she came back, the mountain was so happy he could hardly speak. "Come girl" she whispered," Come and play"
13: "I am too old and sad to play to play" said the girl. "I want a skateboard to take me away from here. Can you give me a skateboard?" "Use the left over branches and rocks from my trees and make a skateboard," said the mountain." Then you can roll away and be happy."
14: And so the girl took away his branches and stones and made a skateboard and rolled away. And the mountain was happy... but not really.
15: And after a long time the girl came back again. "I'm sorry girl," said the mountain " But I have nothing left to give you. My berries are gone," "My teeth are too weak for berries" said the girl.
16: "My snow is melted so you can not play' said the mountain "I am too old to play in snow." said the girl. "My rocks are gone" said the mountain. " you can not throw" "I'm too tired to throw" said the girl.
17: "I'm sorry" sighed the mountain. " I wish that I could give you something... but i have nothing left . I am just an old rock. I am sorry" "I don't need very much now," said the boy, "just a quiet place to sit and rest.I am very tired."
18: "Well." said the mountain, straightening himself up as much as he could. "Well, and old rock is good for sitting and resting. Come, boy, sit down. Sit down and rest." "Come girl, come sit and rest." And the mountain was happy
19: A Smile As Sweet As Spring
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