The Golden Star Fruit Tree
Once upon a time, there were two brothers. When their parents died they divided the inheritance of their parents.the elder greedy and stingy brother that took all the wealth and left to his younger brother. The younger brother and his wife had only a hut and a star fruit tree with juicy. They hardly complained and took care of their star fruit tree and watered it in such a way that the tree took back it vigor and bore lots of fruits.
When the star fruits began to ripe, an extraordinarily large raven came to eat them. No matter what they did it was impossible for the couple to chase the bird away. The wife lamented: “ Poor us, as poor as we are, the only thing we count much on was what that star fruit tree was bringing us. This bird ravaged it all. We’ll probably now starve”
The raven upon hearing replied: “ The star fruits I eat, with gold I’ll pay, be ready with a three foot-bag and follow me to get it”. The woman ran in the hut to look for her husband and they decided to sew the bag according to the indicated size and waited for the return of the bird.
A few days later, the bird came back, ate all the star fruits then got down from the tree to invite the husband to take a seat on its back. And they then disappeared together. The younger brother closed his eyes, the bird took him very far before landing on a deserted island, full of precious stones. He was free to take whatever he could. He filled the bag and the raven took him back to his home.
From then on, the couple knew opulence and lived in luxury. They often gave help to the poor. The elder brother and his wife were surprised to see the younger couple’ s opulence and wealth. His younger brother honest and frank told him story of the giant raven that took him to look for gold. The elder couple proposed an exchange of their fortune for only the hut and the star fruit tree. The younger brother agreed. One day, the raven came back to eat the star fruits and gave the same...