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צּ amazon indie A Single Shard ᐥ Book Author Linda Sue Park ᔉ צּ amazon indie A Single Shard ᐥ Book Author Linda Sue Park ᔉ Chapter 1Eh, Tree ear Have you hungered well today Crane man called out as Tree ear drew near the bridge.The well fed of the village greeted each other politely by saying, Have you eaten well today Tree ear and his friend turned the greeting inside out for their own little joke.Tree ear squeezed the bulging pouch that he wore at his waist He had meant to hold back the good news, but the excitement spilled out of him Crane man A good thing that you greeted me so just now, for later today we will have to use the proper words He held the bag high Tree ear was delighted when Crane man s eyes widened in surprise He knew that Crane man would guess at once only one thing could give a bag that kind of smooth fullness Not carrot tops or chicken bones, which protruded in odd lumps No, the bag was filled with rice.Crane man raised his walking crutch in a salute Come, my young friend Tell me how you came by such a fortune a tale worth hearing, no doubt Tree ear had been trotting along the road on his early morning perusal of the village rubbish heaps Ahead of him a man carried a heavy load on a jiggeh, an open framed backpack made of branches On the jiggeh was a large woven straw container, the kind commonly used to carry rice.Tree ear knew that the rice must be from last year s crop in the fields surrounding the village this season s rice had only just begun to grow It would be many months before the rice was harvested and the poor allowed to glean the fallen grain from the bare fields Only then would they taste the pure flavor of rice and feel its solid goodness in their bellies Just looking at the straw box made water rush into Tree ear s mouth.The man had paused in the road and hoisted the wooden jiggeh higher on his back, shifting the cumbersome weight As Tree ear stared, rice began to trickle out of a hole in the straw box The trickle thickened and became a stream Oblivious, the man continued on his way.For a few short moments Tree ear s thoughts wrestled with one another Tell him quickly Before he loses too much rice No Don t say anything you will be able to pick up the fallen rice after he rounds the bend Tree ear made his decision He waited until the man had reached the bend in the road, then ran to catch him.Honorable sir, Tree ear said, panting and bowing As I walked behind you, I noticed that you are marking your path with rice The farmer turned and saw the trail of rice A well built man with a broad suntanned face, he pushed his straw hat back, scratched his head, and laughed ruefully.Impatience, said the farmer I should have had this container woven with a double wall But it would have taken time Now I pay for not waiting a bit longer He struggled out of the jiggeh s straps and inspected the container He prodded the straw to close the gap but to no avail, so he threw his arms up in mock despair Tree ear grinned He liked the farmer s easygoing nature.Fetch me a few leaves, boy, said the farmer Tree ear complied, and the man stuffed them into the container as a temporary patch.The farmer squatted to don the jiggeh As he started walking, he called over his shoulder Good deserves good, urchin The rice on the ground is yours if you can be troubled to gather it.Many thanks, kind sir Tree ear bowed, very pleased with himself He had made a lucky guess, and his waist pouch would soon be filled with rice.Tree ear had learned from Crane man s example Foraging in the woods and rubbish heaps, gathering fallen grain heads in the autumn these were honorable ways to garner a meal, requiring time and work But stealing and begging, Crane man said, made a man no better than a dog.Work gives a man dignity, stealing takes it away, he often said.Following Crane man s advice was not always easy for Tree ear Today, for example Was it stealing, to wait as Tree ear had for rice to fall before alerting the man that his rice bag was leaking Did a good deed balance a bad one Tree ear often pondered these kinds of questions, alone or in discussion with Crane man.Such questions serve in two ways, Crane man had explained They keep a man s mind sharp and his thoughts off his empty stomach.Now, as always, he seemed to know Tree ear s thoughts without hearing them spoken Tell me about this farmer, he said What kind of man was he Tree ear considered the question for several moments, stirring his memory At last, he answered, One who lacks patience he said it himself He had not wanted to wait for a sturdier container to be built And he could not be bothered to pick up the fallen rice Tree ear paused But he laughed easily, even at himself.If he were here now, and heard you tell of waiting a little longer before speaking, what do you think he would say or do He would laugh, Tree ear said, surprising himself with the speed of his response Then, slowly, I think he would not have minded.Crane man nodded, satisfied And Tree ear thought of something his friend often said Scholars read the great words of the world But you and I must learn to read the world itself.Tree ear was so called after the mushroom that grew in wrinkled half circles on dead or fallen tree trunks, emerging from the rotten wood without benefit of parent seed A good name for an orphan, Crane man said If ever Tree ear had had another name, he no longer remembered it, nor the family that might have named him so.Tree ear shared the space under the bridge with Crane man or rather, Crane man shared it with him After all, Crane man had been there first, and would not be leaving anytime soon The shriveled and twisted calf and foot he had been born with made sure of that.Tree ear knew the story of his friend s name When they saw my leg at birth, it was thought I would not survive, Crane man had said Then, as I went through life on one leg, it was said that I was like a crane But besides standing on one leg, cranes are also a symbol of long life True enough, Crane man added He had outlived all his family and, unable to work, had been forced to sell his possessions one by one, including, at last, the roof over his head Thus it was that he had come to live under the bridge.Once, a year or so earlier, Tree ear had asked him how long he had lived there Crane man shook his head he no longer remembered But then he brightened and hobbled over to one side of the bridge, beckoning Tree ear to join him.I do not remember how long I have been here, he said, but I know how long you have And he pointed upward, to the underside of the bridge I wonder that I have not shown you this before.On one of the slats was a series of deep scratches, as if made with a pointed stone Tree ear examined them, then shook his head at Crane man So One mark for each spring since you came here, Crane man explained I kept count of your years, for I thought the time would come when you would like to know how old you are.Tree ear looked again, this time with keen interest There was a mark for each finger of both hands ten marks in all.Crane man answered before Tree ear asked No, you have than ten years, he said When you first came and I began making those marks, you were in perhaps your second year already on two legs and able to talk From the Trade Paperback edition.Intrigues, danger, and the same strong focus on doing what is right turn a simple story into a compelling read A timeless jewel Kirkus Reviews, Starred From the Trade Paperback edition. A Single Shard Linda Sue Park A on FREE shipping qualifying offers In this Newbery Medal winning book set in th century Korea, Tree ear, a year old orphan, lives under bridge Ch ulp o Wikipedia is novel by Park, KoreaIt won the Medal, awarded for excellence children s literature it also received an honorable mention from Asian Pacific American Awards Literature Summary Study Guide BookRags Newberry Award novel, ear orphan who with Crane man, physically disabled man took him when was only small child Kindle edition Download once and read your device, PC, phones or tablets Use features like bookmarks, note taking highlighting while reading Shard database architecture shard horizontal partition of data search engineEach individual referred to as shardEach held separate server instance, spread load Some within remains present all shards, but some appears single Each acts Home The View Shard MARCH TO OCTOBER AM PM MONDAY SUNDAY Opening times may vary due events that are place Please check Times page before you visit Darksiders All Wrath Locations YouTube Jan , This video shows how get Shards achievement War Forums Shard, Official Brandon Sanderson Talk about our wiki here, because Discussion pages clearly don t work MongoDB Limits Thresholds MongoDB Manual document provides collection hard soft limitations system maximum BSON size megabytes helps ensure cannot use excessive amount RAM or, during transmission, bandwidth To store A Single Shard

 

    • A Single Shard
    • 2.2
    • 125
    • Format Kindle
    • 1400084954
    • Linda Sue Park
    • Anglais
    • 14 March 2017

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