Many times one has to give a good knock to discover who we really are... It is painful, but it is worth it.
Living beings cannot live without water. What will happen when this precious good begins to be scarce...?
The aboriginals of an Australian village had their hearts so tough that they didn't pay attention to Kubu, a dumb orphan who wandered around the streets begging. So Kubu climbed up trees, his only friends, from where he could see the horizon dye beautiful colours and forget hunger and thirst.
One day they went hunting, but before that they hid their provisions, especially water, so the orphan could not steal it. But when Kubu was left alone in the village, a tree began to move its branches in a strange way. Kubu understood their language and approached the trunk, where he discovered the secret hiding of the villagers. He had a feast and then climbed up a tree.
When the aboriginals came back they were so furious that they climbed to where the orphan was and threw him to emptiness? and when Kubu woke up he was on the ground surrounded by expectant faces. He didn't understand why they looked at him like that until he realised that his body was full of hair and he had become a little bear. The spirit of trees gave him the gift of being the only animal that didn't require water to live. And this is why they are called koala: "those who do not need water".
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