Week 9 Story: The Story of How the Hail is Made
Original story is titled “The story of Lightening and Thunder” by Elphinstone Dayrell. The story can be found at Link.
The Story of How Hail is Made
There once was a Thunder, a sheep that lived in the land. Her son Ram was named Lightening and had a terrible temper. They both lived near a town with tons of people and would travel their often. When Lightening would get angry he would destroy the land and cause fires that destroyed the town. His mother would try her best and tell him to stop! However, sometimes he would continue being angry and strike fire to scare everyone. His mother would yell, “STOP! STOP! STOP!”
The king was getting worried about his town and moved the Lightening and Thunder away from the town, this way Lightening could not cause much damage. Lightening would still get angry and cause fires that threatened the town. His mother continued her best to get him to stop by yelling at him.
So the king moved them again and told them they must live in the sky so that they don’t damage the town.This did not stop Lightening from being angry. He would now strike fire throughout the sky to scare people. The fire would even make its way down to the ground to catch fire. Even now and then when Thunder and Lightening travel to the town you can still her Thunder yell at her angry son. Sometimes she stands up very tall into the sky. She gets so angry tears fall from her eyes. Since she is up so high where it is cold, her tears freeze as they fall to the ground. This is how hail is made when Lightening is so angry.