The race for water
There was a town next to a river. The people there had a lot of water. But they wasted it. That made the Sky angry. It said, “If you waste water, I will take it away from you.” But the people didn't listen.
When the season changed from spring to summer, the clouds disappeared. The bright sun was hot and made the river dry. There was no water available. People asked, "When will the rain fall?"
The Sky 's response was, "You don't appreciate water. You waste it, and now I will never make rain again.”
A boy decided that this wasn't fair. He thought of a solution. He asked the Sky to race him. He said, "If I get to the top of that hill before your rain can form puddles, you must fill our river.”
The Sky laughed. "Little boy, I am the Sky. I am above everything else. You cannot beat me." But the boy knew he would win.
When the race began, the boy ran forward. The Sky started raining on the hill. But puddles did not form there. When it rained on the hill, the water went down. The Sky kept raining. The water flowed down into the river. When the boy reached the top of the hill, the river was full. The people began to celebrate. It was the highest level the river had ever been at before.
The Sky was angry. "A boy can't beat me! I won't fill your river,” it said. Now the boy laughed. "It doesn't matter whether you want to fill it or not,” he said. "You already did.” The Sky looked at the full river.
"You tricked me,” it said. It asked the people, "Do you appreciate water now?" "Yes," they said. "We won't waste it.”
That is how a lone boy saved his town and won the race for water.