A Tibetan Tale - Sunshine and Moonshine

  • SUNSHINE AND MOONSHINE

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    Long years ago, there lived in a distant land a good and handsome prince named Sunshine.

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  • He dwelt in a splendid palace with his father, who was a Khan, his stepmother and his stepbrother, whose name was Moonshine.

  • His father and brother loved him dearly, but his stepmother hated him, being jealous for her own son, Moonshine.

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    So, while the two boys lived happily together, never suspecting ill, this wicked woman plotted and schemed to destroy the life of Sunshine and so make her son heir to the throne.

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  • At last, one day, she thought of a plan.

  • Going to her room, she lay down, groaning and crying out as if she were ill and in frightful pain.

  • The Khan was soon notified and was much alarmed when he found the queen apparently in such a bad condition.

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    Khan

    β€œMy dear wife,”

  • Narrator

    he cried,

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    Khan

    β€œI will have the court physician summoned at once, that he may give you a remedy.”

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    Queen

    β€œNay,”

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    said the queen feebly,

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    Queen

    β€œit will do no good.

  • Already I am nigh unto death, and none can help me.

  • I am dying, my Khanβ€” I am dying fast, and the one and only remedy for my sickness I can never have.”

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    Khan

    β€œOne remedy?”

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    said the king.

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    Khan

    β€œIf there is anything on earth which will cure you, my dear, you shall have it, though I give my kingdom to get it for you!

  • Only tell me what it is, that I may procure it at once!”