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Albert Wass: The Conquest of the Rats
A Tale for the Youths
The house of the man was standing on the hill and it ruled the land. It ruled over the garden, the trees, and the bush.
It ruled over the lands, the meadows, the grassy fields and ruled over the forest, which was spread from the bottom of the hill and reached to the mountains. The trees had fruits, the fruits was harvested by the man, who lived in the house and saved the harvest for the winter. He gathered all the lands has grown, he put them in the basement to save it from the winter frost and cold. He harvested the wheat and the seeds, he collected the hay from the fields, and the fire wood from the forest. He placed all where they belonged, in or around the house, the way he felt the best. At the beginning of the winter, he herded his livestock from the meadows, moved them to the warm barn and took care of them. This is how the man lived.
For more to know, storks would settle on his chimney , from spring to fall, and under the gutter swallows made nests. And more to be known, at Spring, good smell from the blooming trees would fill the air and birds songs would break the silence, and the scent of the flowers would surround his house.
His house had sturdy walls and the Man painted his house white every year, except, where a rosebush would crawl up around his windows. This rose was blooming in June and during this time, the beautiful scent would fill the house through the window.
This is how the Man lived for many years.
Once upon a dark cloudy day of the Fall, when rain was felt in the air, there came 2 little wet and soaked rat from somewhere, nobody knows from where. They came from far away, they were cold, they were hungry. They saw the house, went inside through the open door and hid in the basement. They found enough food, they ate and they grew. At Winter, they already had a nest and little ones, and even more by the Spring came. The young rats grown up in the house, they have already felt the house as their home, ran around in the basement like it was theirs.
At first, the Man didn't even see them. Later he noticed, that something is eating the stored food, but he didn't care. There was enough. There was enough for all who was hungry. At one time, he saw a rat running by the wall. "How small and how scared"- he thought. Let him live, if he wants to.
And the time was passing and the rats were getting very numerous. First, they dug around in the basement. Then they started to dig into the walls. Deep and twisty holes and paths, across all over the place and many places they've reached the rooms upstairs. The man was nudging his head when he noticed the first hole in his bedroom. And since he didn't like the mess, he plugged the hole and painted over it. Next day, the hole was there again. The Man plugged the hole 3 times, the rats dug it out 3 times.
Then he waived his hand and thought: "-They have to live too". And if it's good for them, so let it be. And after that, he didn't plugged in the holes anymore. And the rats were growing in numbers in fast, and so did the holes all over in the walls. Not only in the basement, but in the storage room, on the attic and even at night - they sneaked inside the bedrooms and chew everything that can be chewed.
One time though, when the rats started to chew the man's best boots, the Man got angry and he bashed them with his walking cane. He nailed one of the rats on the head and the rat died from the hit. The rats furiously gathered together over this. And then they declared, that the Man is the Enemy, who won't let them live and he threatens their freedom, disrespects their rights and he is a murderer and he is an evil selfish being.