AN INDIAN TALE
Long, long ago, when the world was young, the Sun, the Wind and the Moon were once invited to a dinner party by their friends. Their mother, the Sky, waited alone for their return.
The Sun and the Wind were bad little boys. They greedily ate a lot of food, and didn't think of their mother, who was left at home dying of hunger. But good little Moon didn't forget her mother. Of each dish that was put before her, she kept a little to take away to the mother.
"Well, my children, what's the news? What have you brought for me?" asked the mother of the Sun, the Moon and the Wind when they came back home late at night.
"What do you mean, woman?" shouted the Sun, who was the eldest in the family. "What did you expect of us? I went to the dinner to eat and enjoy myself, and not to get food for you."
"You're right, my brother," said the Wind. "Mother doesn't even know how to eat, because she has no teeth in the mouth. In addition, we had such beautiful clothes on that we couldn't put anything into the pockets."
"Sit still, you bad boys and don't make our mother angry," said little Moon, interrupting her brothers. "Stop talking to mother like that."
With these words she ran up to the old woman and said, "Mother, here's a little of everything we were given at the dinner."
"Thank you, my dear Moon Child," said the Sky. Then she turned to her sons in anger. "You're ungrateful children. Listen to me, my eldest son. I know that people love you very much. Now if you're too gay, you'll shine too hotly they won't love you any longer. And you, little Wind, you'll be blowing in a dry weather and men will hate you, too. But you, sweet daughter, you who thought of the mother, you'll always be calm, soft, and beautiful, and young men and women will always be full of love when they see you."
That is why the Sun is hated when he shines too hotly, the Wind is I hated when he blows too hard, but the Moon is always loved by everybody.
1. When were the Sun, the Wind and the Moon invited to a dinner party?
2. Who invited them?
3. Who waited for their return?
4. Who ate greedily a lot of food?
5. What was the matter with their mother?
6. What did the mother ask them when they came home late at night?
7. What did the eldest son answer?
8. What did the Wind say?
9. Did the Moon interrupt her brothers?
10. Did the Moon also shout at the mother?
11. What did the Moon bring for the Sky?
12. What did the Sky promise to the Sun?
13. Why should people hate the Wind?
14. Why is the Moon pleasant for people?