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The Wind and the Sun April 24, 2014

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tn_The Wind and the Sun by Sydney Hawkins

One day the Wind said to the Sun:
I am stronger than you.
You aren’t, said the Sun.  I am much stronger.
Wait and see, said the Wind.
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tn_The Wind and the Sun by Christopher Hatter

Now, said the Wind:  Can you see  that man coming there?  In a moment I’ll make him lose his coat.

Nonsense, said the Sun. I can make him take off his coat, but you can’t.

Really? said the Wind. Just watch me now.

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tn_The Wind and the Sun by Keera Byrd

So the Sun went and hid behind a cloud to wait.

The Wind begins to blow, but the man barely notices it.

So the Wind blows a little more, and the man closes his coat.

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The Wind and the Sun by Ahyanna Wilson

Now the Wind blows with all his might.

What a cold day! says the man.  And he firmly buttons up his coat.

And the Wind got tired.
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tn_The Wind and the Sun by Tony Pease

After a while, from behind the cloud the Sun looked out and began to shine.

It is not so cold anymore, says the man  and opens his coat.

This is almost like a summer day, says the man.

And he takes off his coat.

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The drawings are great, but the story is awkward. A coat is simply too complicated for the wind to take off. Maybe instead of a coat, there should have been a hat?

But the story is after all be more than 2000 years old, and so, instead of a coat, there would have been a wool cape like the one photographed below.

American apparel wool cape

The story is by Aesop but here based on a French text at http://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/schoolsnet/.

The drawings are by Christopher H. Sydney H. Tony P. Ahyanna W. Keera B. Aleah S.

exhibited at the Public Library in Flint, Michigan, EE.UU.

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