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Golden Cicada

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By David cenPublished about a year ago 3 min read

Once upon a time, in a small village in ancient China, there was a young boy named Xiao Ming. Xiao Ming was a kind and compassionate boy who loved to explore the mountains and forests around his village. One day, while he was out exploring, he came across a golden cicada that had fallen into a deep puddle and was struggling to get out.

"Please help me, young boy," the golden cicada pleaded. "I have fallen into this puddle and cannot fly out on my own."

Xiao Ming was touched by the cicada's plight and quickly lifted it out of the puddle. "Are you alright?" he asked.

"I am fine now, thanks to you," the cicada replied. "In gratitude for your kindness, I will grant you a wish. What is it that you desire?"

Xiao Ming thought for a moment before replying. "I wish for good fortune and happiness for myself and my family," he said.

"As you wish," the cicada said before flying away.

That night, Xiao Ming had a dream in which the golden cicada appeared to him. "Thank you for your kindness," the cicada said. "Your wish has been granted. Good fortune and happiness will come to you and your family."

The next day, Xiao Ming awoke to find that his family's fortunes had indeed changed. Their crops were bountiful, their livestock healthy, and their home was filled with warmth and happiness. Xiao Ming was overjoyed and realized that the golden cicada had truly granted his wish.

As the years passed, Xiao Ming grew up to be a successful and prosperous man, thanks to the golden cicada's gift of good fortune. But despite his success, he never forgot the kindness of the cicada and always remembered the importance of helping others in need.

One day, many years later, when Xiao Ming was an old man, he was walking through the forest when he heard a familiar voice.

"Hello, old friend," the voice said.

Xiao Ming turned around and saw the golden cicada perched on a tree branch.

"It is you!" Xiao Ming exclaimed. "I have never forgotten your kindness."

"I have come to grant you another wish," the cicada said. "What is it that you desire?"

Xiao Ming thought for a moment before replying. "I wish for the well-being and happiness of all living beings," he said.

"As you wish," the cicada said before flying away.

From that day on, Xiao Ming dedicated his life to helping others and promoting peace and happiness throughout his village and beyond. He became known as a wise and compassionate leader, and his legacy lived on long after he was gone.

The story of the golden cicada is a reminder of the power of kindness and the importance of helping others in need. It is a story that has been passed down for generations in Chinese culture and continues to inspire people to this day.

Here are ten more Chinese folk stories,we will share later:

The Legend of the White Snake - A story about a white snake who transforms into a beautiful woman and falls in love with a mortal man.

The Cowherd and the Weaver Girl - A story about a young man who falls in love with a goddess and the challenges they face in trying to be together.

The Monkey King - A story about a mischievous monkey who gains magical powers and goes on a journey to become a god.

The Legend of the Red Thread - A story about a red thread that ties two people together, regardless of time, place, or circumstances.

The Legend of the Dragon Boat Festival - A story about the origins of the Dragon Boat Festival and the heroic poet Qu Yuan.

The Legend of the Mid-Autumn Festival - A story about the origins of the Mid-Autumn Festival and the goddess of the moon, Chang'e.

The Legend of the Ten Suns - A story about ten suns that appear in the sky and cause chaos on Earth, and the archer who saves humanity.

The Legend of the Golden Cicada - A story about a boy who rescues a golden cicada and is rewarded with good fortune and happiness.

The Three Kingdoms - A historical epic about the warring states of Wei, Shu, and Wu during the Han Dynasty.

The Journey to the West - A story about the Buddhist monk Xuanzang and his journey to India to obtain sacred texts, accompanied by the Monkey King and other magical beings.

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David cen

Share Chinese Sory,which you never heard before.China has 5000 years history and it is A kingdom of artifacts.Such as Chinese Kongfu,Qigong etc.

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