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The Girl in the Pagoda
A beautiful girl lived in a village.
There was a very tall pagoda in the village.
One day, it was very hot.
The girl sat under a big tree.
Suddenly a strong wind came.
It carried the girl into the sky.
The girl’s family were very sad.
“We want our beautiful girl back,” they said.
When the girl opened her eyes, she was at the top of the pagoda.
A young man was in front of her.
“Will you marry me?” asked the young man.
“No, I won’t”, said the girl. “I want to go home.”
The young man was angry.
“Then you will stay in this pagoda,” he said.
Every day, the young man visited the girl.
But the girl still didn’t want to marry him.
One day, the window of the pagoda was open.
The girl looked out and saw the young man below.
But he wasn’t a young man anymore.
He was a monster now!
The girl was very scared.
Later, the girl saw a man at the foot of the pagoda.
“Help! Help!” she cried.
But the man didn’t hear her.
So the girl threw her coat out of the window.
The man saw the coat.
Then he looked up and saw the girl at the top of the pagoda.
He ran to the village for help.
Then the people in the village went to the pagoda to help the girl.
When the girl’s brother saw the monster, he hit it with a thick stick.
The monster flew away.
The girl was safe. “I missed you so much!” said the girl to her brother.
Everyone in the village had parties for many days.