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THE ANCIENT TRIBE WHO DISCOVERED NIGHT LIGHTS...

Long ago, in ancient times, there were no stars in the sky to light the night. The primitive people were fearful of moving at night, as it was simply too dark to do so, and so, they went to sleep as the sun set in the sky...

Tribes often had to move from one location to another, as their food supply would run out, or low, or the weather was better to the South, and so forth. One tribe in particular, was in transition, and was camping by a lake for the night, when it was reported that one of the younger male members was not accounted for. The male tribesmen did not know what to do, as they were so fearful of the dark, and sat in their sleeping skins, pondering the situation...

The Mother of the missing youth was heard sobbing. The males knew that they had to do something, but, still, they were not sure. Another of the youth shouted out that he would go searching, that he was not afraid, which made the elders realize that they had to take action, and so, as they fumbled around, they managed to form a line of themselves, each holding the next ones shoulders, that they would head in the same direction...

They moved slowly, using spears to touch out before them as they could not see what was in front of them. As they were doing so, all of sudden there were many tiny lights surrounding them. They fell to their knees, as they were frightened, and did not know what the lights were, nor, where they had come from...

There were murmurs, and discussions going on about the lights, as one light landed on one of the males hands. He screamed, as when it landed, it lit up brightly. It was a strange light to all of them, and since it was moving around, they could not understand its power...

The male tribesmen moved in on the member who had this strange light on his hand. They could sort of see each other now, and conversed back and forth about this mystical magic which had happened to them. They became so involved in discovering, that they did not realize that it was almost dawn. They had also forgotten about the rescue effort...

As the sun began breaking the horizon, the males were yet fixated on the light. As it grew lighter, they could see that it was some sort of creature. They were so fascinated, that they made grunting noises, and not much more...

Then, they realized that they had forgotten the search for the missing youth, and placed the odd creature in a bag, deciding that they had to search during the morning at least. They travelled for about a mile when they heard voices. The youth they were searching for was before them with some strangers. He was speaking in his tongue, telling the strangers that these were his people. As they came closer together, the tribesmen were taken back by the strangers. They were bright, like the daylight, with shiny yellow hair, and eyes which had no color...

As they met, the youth hugged all his tribal people, as if he were so happy to be reunited. The elders scolded him, and demanded to know what had happened. He told them that the bright people had taken him when he was in the last of the line, as they were in transition. They were kind to him, had fed him, and tried to communicate with him, but, it was tough going. Then, he told them that they had light in the night. All of the tribesmen were perplexed, and did not believe it. He told them to wait until nightfall, and they would see...

Back the two groups headed to the campground. There was much celebration over the finding of the youth. The two groups used sign language, and tried to communicate, though it was far from effective, they did manage to seem to understand somewhat. The male with the odd creature pulled it out of the bag, and the bright men said, "AH, a lightening bug". This did not explain anything to the tribesmen, and it was hard to explain without words, although, one bright man attempted by using signs, and drawing in the dirt. Only the youth who was missing seemed to understand and he attempted to translate, though, there were areas which did not make sense, those areas which the youth had failed to understand himself...

As the day grew dimmer, the bright man went and gathered wood, which caused interest from the tribe. They then placed dried grasses, and other such under the wood, which they had placed in a sort of hole in the ground. One man began rubbing two sticks together, which further puzzled the tribe. He was frantically twirling the two sticks, in which he had placed a piece of flint, when suddenly, it was on fire. This lit up the dried grasses, and smaller twigs, which began a large fire. Everyone was excited, and demanded to know how to do this. And so, the night was filled with teaching the tribesmen how to twirl two sticks to make fire...

Only a couple of the tribesmen got the hang of it, but, they did so well with it, that they built a fire which was so large, that fire reached the sky, and every time the wood sparked, the fire stayed in the sky, and thus, there were now stars in the sky...

This tribe was now empowered, and with this power, ruled the continent, until more bright people came to take the continent away from them, and even so, they could not despise the bright people, for they had given them a gift so precious, so viable, which would guide their way evermore. They taught all of the other tribes the necessary skill of fire, and thus, more stars were added to the sky...

Oh, and about the odd creature who gave off light, the tribesmen found them in abundance, captured as many as they could, and created the first lanterns, which only lasted for one night each, but, they were very happy, as now they had all kinds of light, which prior they thought was impossible. They, to this day, have a feast in celebration of The Great Spirit, the lightening bug, and of fire; each celebration runs for a week, where you can see tribesmen dressed as lightening bugs, or, as flames of fire. Each night of the celebration, which is held in the warmest months, all of the tribes gathered, sleep outside that they can see, and praise, the stars in the sky, for they created them after all, and appreciate the effect of them, so very much...

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