The Journey for Milk. Alicia Zhou. One Saturday morning Tessa was eating breakfast with her friend Justine. . They were munching on toast when suddenly Justine realized that they were out of milk, she asked, “Tessa, would you mind going next door and borrow some milk?” “ Of course not.” .
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They were munching on toast when suddenly Justine realized that they were out of milk, she asked, “Tessa, would you mind going next door and borrow some milk?”“Of course not.”
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“May I borrow some milk?” she asked, hoping to get what she needed
Suah told Tessa a story about a young deer named Bamba.
“You see, Bamba was on a quest to find berries in a deserted town. She almost gave up and didn’t return home. But when Bamba thought about her family, and how they would be hungry if she didn’t collect berries.”
“What do you think she did?” Suah replied.
“May I borrow some milk?” asked Tessa.
She walked some more until she finally reached the mountain.
She knocked on the door.
“Hello.” Matthew answered. “Hi, do you know where to get some milk?” asked Tessa.
She explained how she had visited everyone’s house, asking for milk and how Suah told her the story about Bamba.
Matthew thought about this and replied, “Why didn’t you give up when you sat on the rock in the forest?”
“Well, I…” Tessa didn’t have a good answer. “I think you should have given up right then, but it’s not too late now, you could turn back now, it would be much easier.” Matthew told her. Tessa thought about the rock in the forest, about Suah’s story, and how easy it would be to give up.
“No, I did not come all this way for nothing, Justine is still waiting for me, and Suah believed in me.” Tessa turned and left, going towards the next house she saw.
She was halfway to Taylor’s house when Matthew showed up behind with a jug of milk. “Very good, you never gave up, even though it was difficult. No one ever should, no matter what they are doing, because the result will pay off.” He handed the jug of milk to Tessa.
Back towards the village, across the path in the forest, all the way back to Justine’s house, with the jug of milk that she earned by not giving up, and a lesson that she would never forget.