The Magical Starfruit Tree: A Chinese Folktale

The Magical Starfruit Tree A Chinese Folktale An impecunious boy s act of kindness to an old beggar bears a magical tree of starfruit for all the hungry Chinese villagers except a miserly peddler who gets his comeuppance for his past stinginess

  • Title: The Magical Starfruit Tree: A Chinese Folktale
  • Author: Rosalind C. Wang Shao Wei Liu
  • ISBN: 9780941831895
  • Page: 301
  • Format: Hardcover
  • An impecunious boy s act of kindness to an old beggar bears a magical tree of starfruit for all the hungry Chinese villagers, except a miserly peddler who gets his comeuppance for his past stinginess.

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    1. When a greedy Chinese fruit seller refuses to give a poor old beggar one of his starfruit, a young boy steps up and out of kindness and respect buys the old man a fruit. The hungry man gratefully eats the fruit, saving only one seed, which he plants. When watered, the seed suddenly sprouts into a full-grown tree, loaded with juicy starfruit, identical to those of the fruit seller, and there are plenty for everyone.Like many Chinese tales, this one is clear on its moral -- be kind, share, and sho [...]

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