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Yugong Moves the Mountains

06 May

Once there was a man named Yugong. In the village he lived in, there was two enormous mountains blocking the path to the other side of the village. Every time when a villager had to get to the other side, they had to take the long way- all the way around the mountian. It was quite tiring.

One day, Yugong decided that he should get rid of those 2 mountains once and for all. But how? By digging it up and dumping the dirt and rocks and whatever it’s made of into the ocean. He started right away. It became a tradition. Every year, on that same day, they would go digging on the mountains. Soon, neighbors heard of this, and came to help. Everyone except for one old man.

” Hahahahaha! You’re so stupid. ” he said.

” How?” Yugong answered.

” Because you’ll never get rid of the mountains. Even after you die, they’ll still be there!” he replied.

” Well, even after I die, there’s my son, and after he dies, there’s my grandchildren. It’ll keep going until the mountians are gone for good. ”

The old man had nothing to say. With that, Yugong went back to work. That night, God was touched by Yugong’s power of not giving up. So, he sent two soldiers and moved the two mountains away. The next morning, Yugong got out of bed and opened the door. He couldn’t belive his eyes. The mountains were gone! From that day on, traveling was much easier, and everybody lived happily ever after.

Moral: No task is too hard, have faith in yourself.

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Posted by on May 6, 2011 in Fables and Stories

 

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