Makato and the Cowrie Shell

Makato and the Cowrie Shell
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  • Once upon a time there was a boy whose name was Makato. He was an orphan, for his father and mother had died when he was very young. He had no brothers, sisters, cousins, or friends to take care of him, so he had to make a living for himself. He did every kind of work—carrying heavy things, clearing away the forest, or feeding pigs. 
  • I would like to go on a journey for adventure,
  • One fine evening after he had finished chopping up a big pile of wood, he satdown for a rest and thought of all he would like to do in the future. He wanted totry his luck in far-off strange lands for he longed for exciting adventures.
  • The land you wish to go to is called Sukhothai They say Pra Ruang of Sukhothai is a very kindhearted king. You might be lucky if you could go there.”
  • What are you thinking about so deeply, my boy
  • Some time later, Makato decided to try his fortune. He left his village andset out into the wide world. He walked along cheerfully, enjoying new sights andtalking to the people he met on the way. After a month’s journey, he reached avillage on the frontier of the kingdom of Sukhothai.
  • makato saw an elderly woman with his big water pot on his head , makato asked if he could wade water then the old waman asked many question and he answered it with respect. The old woman's husbands was Pra Ruang mahout's , which meant that he helped look after the hundreds of elephants that the king owned.
  • Please can I have some water to drink?
  • One day the sky was so clear and the weather so fine that it seemed to Makatothat it must be a lucky day. As he worked in the elephant sheds, a tall young manin a splendid costume, followed by attendants, came in. It was Pra Ruang himself.Makato bowed low at once with his hands clasped together before him.
  • How old is he?
  • Where did that boy come from?
  • A good-looking and hard-working boy, Take good care of him.
  • Twelve years old, Your Majesty
  • He came all the way from the city of Mon,
  • As the king walked away, Makato saw a little cowrie shell lying on the ground.He ran to pick it up and held it out to the king, but the king said with a smile
  • You may keep it.
  • “How wonderful! The king has given me a cowrie shell.'' makato thought
  • King!!! wait I saw a little cowrie shell lying on the ground i thought this is yours
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