The Fable of the Star Child

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Once, long ago, there was a humble farmer and his wife. Although they loved each other very much, try as they might, they could not conceive a child. This dismayed them, as all they wanted was a child to raise to be good and pure.

One night, during the Harvest Moon, the farmer was working in the field at dusk when he saw a shooting star. He thought “Ah! I am blessed this evening! I shall surely have my deepest wish…