Tuesday, November 04, 2003

The Dark Country

Based on the Serbian folk story "Tamni Vilajet."

Once upon a time, there was an army which got lost the wilderness. They come to a place that was very dark: "the Dark Country."

They were wandering around in complete darkness, when suddenly a strong voice said from above: "If you take some of the stones from the ground, you will be sorry. If you take none of them, you will be sorry twice as much."

Some of the soldiers took some stones, and some did not. When they found the way out of the Dark Country, it turned out that the stones were diamonds. So those who took some, were sorry for not taking more. Those who did not took any, were double-sorry.

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