The Story of RAINBOW
Words Checked: 1337 Words in Oxford 3000: 95%
About the Author
Author Raymond Chen studies in
Wenzao Ursuline Colleges of Languages. He
comes from Taitung, and there are five
persons in his family, Raymond Chen is the
eldest kid. This is his first time to write
novel, Raymond likes to create something
special, and try to realize it. He realized
some truth in our life, and then he combined
the truth and color, which is suitable. This is
how the story came.
We can see lots of colors from our daily
life, and we also know that there is always a ~ II ~
rainbow after raining. However, we did not
know why there are so many colors, where
do they come from? Why the mountain is
always green, the ocean is blueâ€Ś
You will see that how these colors
control the world with their unique element.
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The Story of RAINBOW
Wenzao Ursuline Colleges of Languages
About the author
A long time ago, there were seven
colors in the world; made everything with
colors. The trees, the flowers, the animals.
Those seven colors felt that each of them has
their own important meaning in the world
which cannot be take off from another color;
Therefore those colors gave respect to each
other. However, one day the colors of the
world started to quarrel. All claimed that
they were the best, the most important, the
most useful and the favorite.
Nobody wanted to be the most useless color
in the world, so they started to tell other
colors how important they were one by one.
No one wanted to give in.
Green said, â€œClearly I am the most ~2~
important. I am the sign of life and of hope.
I was chosen for grass, trees and leaves.
Without me, all animals would die. Look
over the countryside and you will see that I
am in the majority. Human also need me to
relax their tired eyes. Otherwise they might
Blue interrupted, "You only think about the
earth, but consider the sky and the sea. It is
the water that is the basis of life and drawn
up by the clouds from the deep sea. The sky
gives space and peace and serenity. Without
my peace, you would all be nothing. It was
me who make your plants green. Without
clean water, your plants will not live."
Yellow chuckled, "You are all so serious. I
bring laughter, gaiety, and warmth into the
world. The sun is yellow, the moon is yellow,
and the stars are yellow. I could decide the
weather to be hot or cool and that is how I
control the balance of the world. Every time
you look at a sunflower, the whole world
starts to smile. Without me there would be
no fun. "
Orange started next to blow her trumpet, "I
am the color of health and strength. I may be
scarce, but I am precious for I serve the
needs of human life. I carry the most
important vitamins. Think of carrots,
pumpkins, oranges, mangoes, and papayas. I
don't hang around all the time, but when I
fill the sky at sunrise or sunset, my beauty is
so striking that no one gives another thought
to any of you. People always wait for me to
make the first sunrise of the new year. I
bring hope to them. I am very sure about
Red could stand it no longer so he spoke up ~7~
shout, "I am the ruler of all of you. I am
blood - life's blood! I am the color of danger
and of bravery. I am willing to fight for a
cause. I bring fire into the blood. Without
me, the earth would be as empty as the moon.
I am the color of passion and of love, the red
rose, the poinsettia and the poppy. Without
me there will bring no life, and everything
will become boring. As I said, I am the ruler
of you, not to mention human. Teachers
need me to help them correct wrong answers,
children always wait for Santa Claus who
wearing red clothes and jumping down from
â€œI have to tell you guys, I am the most
Purple rose up to his full height. He was
very tall and spoke with great pomp, "I am
the color of royalty and power. Kings, chiefs,
and bishops have always chosen me for I am
the sign of authority and wisdom. People do
not question me! They listen and obey, just
do whatever I ask."
Finally, indigo spoke, much more quietly
than all the others, but with just as much
determination, "Think of me. I am the color
of silence. You hardly notice me, but
without me you all become superficial. I
represent thought and reflection, twilight and
deep water. You need me for balance and
contrast, for prayer and inner peace."
And so the colors went on boasting, each
convinced of his or her own superiority.
Their quarreling became louder and louder.
They were staring at each other. Nobody left
their seats and went back to work, so the
whole world stopped working. The leaves
needed to change colors from green into
orange for the autumnďź‡s coming. Plants
were started to withering away, and they lost
the water to keep them alive, There was no
night anymore, because no one went to make
the sun set, and the sky did not turn black, so
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the moon and stars could not appear. The
colors seemed to have forgotten their work.
Besides, they boasting, and quarreling each
day, no one realized that the world was
Suddenly there was a startling flash of bright
followed by the roll and boom of thunder.
Rain started to pour down relentlessly. The
colors crouched down in fear, drawing close
to one another for comfort.
In the midst of the clamor, rain began to
speak, "You foolish colors, why are you
fighting amongst yourselves, each trying to
dominate the rest. Don't you know that you
were each made for a special purpose,
especially unique and different? Join hands
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with one another and come to me, stopping
to do these meaningless quarreling." Doing
as they were told, the colors united and
The rain continued, "From now on, when it
rains, each of you will stretch across the sky
in a great bow of color as a reminder that
you can all live in peace. The Rainbow is a
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sign of hope for tomorrow." All the colors
felt ashamed about what they did. They did
not realize that each of them was unique
color in the world, and they also start to
admire the advantages from each color.
From that day, there are more colors in
different things, the flowers have some new
colors, and they also taught the humans how
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to make the colors from the nature, so the
world has more colors than the original
seven priority colors. And so, whenever a
good rain washes the world, and a rainbow
appears in the sky, let us remember to
appreciate one another.
Have you had this kind of experience? Your
friends and you are quarreling for
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domination, and who is the best? Sometimes,
we might want to be the best or be the first
in a group, and then they may respect me or
envy me. They are glory in themselves.
Today, more and more people want to
become different from other people, but
actually, they already are different from with
other people. Each of us is unique, and live
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for a special purpose. Just as the story have
told us, that is why god made us. He gave
each of us a mission; as we came to this
world to complete the mission. Remember
this, trying to find the advantages from the
other people, and trying to learn the
advantages from them. You do not need to
argue with other people for the command,
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just be yourself. The rainbow gives us hope
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Published on Oct 11, 2010
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