Crocodile Legend

One upon a time in a far away place, lived a peasant who loved very much his village and his people.
One day, when he was going for water to the lake, the huts began to burn. When he returned from the lake, he felt horrified for seeing his village in flames. All that he loved was burning.

And he ran, ran very much to the lake, and he swear to the Heaven that he could give his live in exchange for saving his village.
And hugged the water and turned running to the village, and with his body he extinguished the flames.

He returned to the lake forever with his deformed appearance and his skin fill of blisters.

When he eats remembers his former life and drops tears of nostalgia. He will be called Crocodile forever.

Sometimes we fear those who we most admire.

-Emma Alvarez-

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Aayush said...

A very nice story indeed :)

Emma Alvarez said...

Yes it's curious. In all the videos that I saw about crocos they were hunting. It's like everybody only were interested in cruel acts and not in the amazing animal it is.
We all eat, we all kill to live, and that's not cruelty, it's just survival.

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