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A motivational story for kids- African dreams

A motivational story for kids

In West Africa ,It is the custom to have a great ceremony when the head of a family dies .There is music ,songs and make up stories about the excellence of the person who has died .When the mother-in -law of a farmer named Shan died ,,he collected a stringed instrument ,and set out .On the way he was surprised to hear what sounded loud and persistent scrapings of strings .’Ha ,someone on the way to the funeral -he told himself .He moved very quietly towards the sound .He soon found the source of noise .Two large crickets were sitting on a log ,chirruping away ,and making a terrible din ‘Listen ,I am not going to hurt you I am going to take you with me to a distant village Keep on singing until I tell you to stop ,I will reward you well ‘”Very well ,but you might have asked us first -said the youngest cricket ‘I will reward you Shan assured them .Now keep very quiet until I tell you to sing ‘When Shan arrived at the village ,The village people asked where his mourner were .Then shan sat and prepared to twang the stringed instrument he had brought .;’Sing now ,he whispered to the crickets ,and the crickets started off in an amazing rhythm Everyone marvelled at this tireless performance .At last Shan hissed ‘Stop ‘and laid down his instrument .Everyone conggratulated him “See ,how I keep my word Now you can share this feast with me ‘he said .The crickets danced for joy and jumped on the table .He commanded the crickets to go wash while he began to eat .Then he went out ,and started his performance again and the crickets had to sing all the night without any food .Shan lay down and went to sleep .While he was asleep ,the angry crickets managed to escape from the bag .Then they crept into the other bag where the food was and demolished every crumb After that they hurried away as fast as they could .When Shan woke up and opened the bag ,he found that crickets had escaped .Shan had tried to cheat the crickets ‘Wait until dusk ,and then we shall find them ,a wise old cricket told Shan .At dusk the crickets set out to look for their brethren ,but the culprits were never found Next morning ,the crickets returned to report failure once more and so it went on until Shan became an old man .and died himself But the crickets still go out at dusk and sing a song of warning to the two thieves who stole Shan;s food 

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