|The Feather Pillow (standard:fairy tales, 738 words)|
|Author: kathyg||Added: Jun 05 2009||Views/Reads: 2250/1212||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|The bond of friendship comes from the heart and soul of you. The feather pillow is a metaphor for gossip. The truth will prevail|
Once upon a time, there were two friends. They shared everything together. The sunshine, the raindrops, smiles, tears, giggles, and play. They would race up and down the mountain and climb tall trees overlooking the shimmering lakes below. Words were spoken easily and trust was understood. One knew the other's thoughts before they were even spoken. There was a close bond. One day, a group of new young people arrived at the village. They had fine clothes and spoke about far away places. The two friends did not pay much attention to the new young people because they had one another. Until one day, the group approached one of the two and spoke in secret. "Come over here", one whispered. "Why do you want to spend all of your time with that person? We have travelled all over the world! Look how we dress! Are you not curious about the world? Do you really want to stay in this small corner of the world your whole life?" This made the one friend wonder about the other. One never notices the whole world until the challenge to look beyond yourself arrives. For each day that the two friends races up and down the mountaintop during the next few days, one of the friends became less and less enchanted with the other's company. Each day, the one friend was approached by the group of new comers and given a new piece of information about his friend. Being naive, the friend trusted the newcomers word. Not to ask why or how come, but just to take the word over the deed. And each day the words got meaner and meaner. The truth was twisted into a vicious lie. Until the one friend could stand it no longer. And shouted "Stop! How can this be true ? How do you know? ", the friend challenged the group. "We are better than you because we have been to more places! Look how we are dressed and the money in our pockets! You are simple minded. Come join us and you will be better than your friend!" "No, I will not join you!! You are not better than my friend. My friend has stood by me when I was sick and well. My friend does not Click here to read the rest of this story (79 more lines)
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