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The Long Slumber James Walker Hastie

The Long Slumber

James Walker Hastie

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Amura lives in a parochial village, ensconced in a seemingly impenetrable and endless forest into which the inhabitants never venture. ‘No good will come from going there,’ his father tells him- and so like his peers Amura is conditioned too, thoughMoreAmura lives in a parochial village, ensconced in a seemingly impenetrable and endless forest into which the inhabitants never venture. ‘No good will come from going there,’ his father tells him- and so like his peers Amura is conditioned too, though the tempering of his will is strained by the many tales with which the ‘storyteller’ regales the children- tales of adventure, and of the many lands that lie beyond the guarded enclave in which the villagers live out their lives.Amura is most compelled by the story of the wish-granting tree.‘Wish wisely,’ the storyteller warns, for he knows the wish-granting tree to be a state of mind and that its physical manifestation is merely a siren to lure the foolish. But in his youthful folly Amura pays no heed to the storyteller’s wise counsel.And so, contrary to his conception of how wishes are granted, Amura’s journey of enlightenment begins.