Once upon a time there lived people who loved the light.
As soon as the sun rose every morning, they were up to welcome it , singing songs of celebration for the light . And when the sun went down each evening they sang other songs,sad songs.
They did not love the darkness, once darkness fell every night , they would hurry to bed , since they could only bear the darkness when asleep.
The people's dearest wish was that the sun would not set in the evening, that darkness would never fall.
Now in this land were born two remarkable children. They were twins. One was a girl and she seemed to shine from within and people loved her very much. The other was a boy, and he seemed to bring darkness with him. People feared him because he reminded them of the great darkness of the night.
Now, as they grew , it became clear that these children were in fact magical children. The girl had the power to bring life back when it was harmed or lost . She could heal broken bones and other lager hurts . She could bring plants and animals that had died back to life. The people suspected she could even bring people back to life , buh they were a little afraid to ask what she did not offer.
The boy, on the other hand , had the power to calm and quiet anything. When he was a little older , he could calm animals when they were frightened and make them still . Sometimes he would go first to an animal or a person who was hurt and help them to be calm enough for his sister's healing magic to work . And he could calm storms,winds and rain
And so one day , the people decided to ask the girl for a favour . They asked her to see if her magic could hold the sun in the sky and stop the night from coming. One day , just as the sun was at its highest point, the girl went out onto the top of the highest hill in the land , and she threw her arms up into the sky, and she asked the sun to stop, to stay right there at the top of the sky forever.
They were overjoyed . There was a big celebration and the people loved the girl the most.
After about a month , the exhausted, frustrated people began to see that this constant sunlight was a problem. They went back to the girl and asked her to get the sun to move again. It was her magic that had stopped it and they believed her magic could make it move again. So, the girl went back onto the top of the highest hill and asked the sun to move . Nothing happened, she tried again but the sun stayed still . Sadly , she turned to the people and told them there was nothing she could do . "Let me try, '' the boy said softly. Everyone gave him a chance . So, he took his sister's place on the top of the hill and asked the sun to move. The sun began to move at once.
The people were caught off guard . They had no fires lit. They hadn't needed them in weeks. They had nothing with them to light their way. They had never been outside at night before and they were terrified. At first , they tried rushing home to get away from the darkness. Buh then one of them looked up . "Oh!" She exclaimed. "Look!". Everybody looked up and they all saw the stars for the first time. They had no idea of the incredible beauty of a sky full of stars.
The people rested and they were glad and appreciated the darkness for the first time in their lives. Eventually the sun rose again in the morning. As it did , the people got out of their bed and sang their songs to celebrate the light. Buh at the end of the day they did not feel like singing their sad songs. Instead one of them began singing a new song , a slow, quiet song of thanksgiving for the night. The boy and the girl grew up to be a man and woman and both of them were so much loved by the people. And the people remembered that light and darkness are best in balance.
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