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The Story of RAINBOW

Raymond Chen


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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 blue‌


You will see that how these colors

control the world with their unique element.

~ III ~

The Story of RAINBOW

Raymond Chen


Wenzao Ursuline Colleges of Languages

CONTENTS

About the author

I

Story synopsis

III

Story

1


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, “Clearly 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

have shortsightedness"

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

that."

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

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wearing red clothes and jumping down from

the chimney.

“I have to tell you guys, I am the most

importantďź‚

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 autumn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

going wrong.

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

joined hands.

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

for tomorrow.

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