Suzuki Family Slays a Giant
Once upon a time, a long time ago on Bainbridge Island, there lived a loving
couple named Suzuki. The Suzuki’s had two children Lotus and Emerald. Mr.
Suzuki worked every day in the garden with his wife. The two children helped
their parents anyway that they could. Because they lived on an island they
never strayed too far from home. The Suzuki family had a magical beast that
they called the Red Giant. The Red Giant would leave his huge cave and steal
from their beautiful garden. The horrible Red Giant would sometimes take the
ripest vegetables from their garden and then later the same day put their
beautiful food outside in containers half eaten. Time and time again the
Suzuki's tried to make peace with the Red Giant by leaving thoughtful gifts at
his cave door. Mrs. Suzuki even laid out a beautiful assortment of acorns that
she had been saving for a special occasion. The Red Giant rudely kicked them
away when he came out of his cave. Mr. Suzuki had finally found a way to get
inside the large black containers behind the back entrance to the cave. Once
inside he carefully sorted through all of the Red Giants specially hidden
food. It was amazing the assortments of fruits and vegetables, and much to Mr.
Suzuki's surprise, even some animal flesh resided in the containers. Mr.
Suzuki knew that some animals ate other animals but he'd never seen it
firsthand and he was frightened for his family for the first time. The good
news was the Red Giant rarely came out at night when all reasonable creatures
are about. Mr. Suzuki decided not to reach out and try to be friends with the
Red Giant anymore and just live his life the best he could.
As the children grew up Mr. Suzuki found it easier and easier to provide for
his family now that the girls could help with the difficult work in the
garden. Everything was nice on Bainbridge Island until one day when the Red
Giant invited the other giants that lived nearby to come over to his cave. The
other giants pointed and laughed at the Suzuki's garden and asked the Red
Giant “what on earth happened there?” The Red Giant got even redder in the
face and told them that a bunch of filthy rabbits had been destroying his
garden. Thank goodness the children were still asleep thought Mrs. Suzuki who
had overheard this ugliness. The next day the Red Giant got out a large shovel
and a pitchfork and began placing a fence around their entire garden. The
Suzuki family waited in the bushes and watched in horror as the Red Giant
tried to keep them away from their livelihood. Just as the last post was going
in and the garden would've been sealed off forever the Red Giant clutched his
heart and fell to the ground. The Suzuki's waited for hours but he never
moved. Other giants came and took the Red Giant away and they never saw him
again. The Suzuki's lived in peace from that moment on. Over time their clan
got bigger and bigger as the girls married and had children of their own.
Their garden became larger and larger and the fencing actually helped keep out
other predators. Mrs. Suzuki often wondered why the Red Giant simply could not
accept being friends with her family. If he had just accepted the gift of
those beautiful acorns she gladly would have given him some of the bounty from
her garden. His own selfishness is what killed him.
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