A Never ending Story
4th English, Story telling
Once there was a king. He loved stories.
“Tell me a story!” he said all the time.
At the end of the story, he said,
“And then? What happened next?”
“Nothing. This is the end,” said the story-teller.
“Tell me a story that has no end. I want a never-ending story.”
The story-teller thought and thought. All his stories had an end.
He could not think of a never-ending story.
Then he had a bright idea.. He began to tell a new story.
“Once there was a king.
He lived in a big palace.
The palace had a big kitchen and a big storehouse. There were big heaps of grain in the storehouse. There was a hole in the wall of the storehouse.
A little sparrow saw the hole, and swiftly flew inside the storehouse. Then she picked a grain and flew away.”
“What happened next?” said the king.
“Then another sparrow saw the hole, flew in, picked a grain and flew away.”
“Oh, and then? What happened next?”
“Then a third sparrow saw the hole, flew in, picked a grain and flew away.”
“Then a fourth sparrow saw the hole….” The story went on and on like this.
Even now, the story-teller is telling the king this story about the grains and the sparrows.
If you don’t believe me, you can go there and see for yourself.