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Title: the tale of the White Squash Author: Maximo D.

Ramos Setting: Village and the Rice Field Characters: Husband Wife Baby Summary: There was once lived a couple who were childless but have enough squash plants for their living they always love to eat baled squash as their dinner meal. One day, they discovered that they had eaten all their squash. They waited patiently but no new fruit came. Not for a long time, a white squash appeared. They were astonished for it was the first time that they have a white squash. The couple waited for the right time for the squash to ripen. The husband commanded the wife to get the white squash and cook for their food consumption. As the wife was about to cut, the white squash talked and bagged not to hurt the squash. The wife told the husband about the situation but the husband didnt believe the wife but instead he got the knife & started to cry came out from the squash. To their surprise, a baby came out from the squash. The wife got a part of water, placed a mat on the floor & started to bathe the baby. As the mother poured water to the baby, water became gold, they mother continued bathing the baby & all waters became gold! The couple now has many gold, they sold it and started to build a palace. After sometime they bathed again the baby & collected much gold & sold again and bought all their nearby villages. The husband & wife has no satisfaction, they tried again to bathe the baby because they wanted to build another palace, but he baby refused and told them that its enough. They to already have money in their hands but still they wanted more, the baby told them that as I disappeared, your room of gold will also disappear. The baby & the room of gold vanished and the couple left alone, poor & childless again. Moral lesson: Do not be greedy, be satisfied of what you have grasps, because that is one way of God in giving equal blessings to his people.

Republic of the Philippines Pidigan Central School Pidigan, Abra

A Book Report In English

Submitted to: Mrs. Lydia B. Calina Submitted by: Mead Nathaniel B. Dulay