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The Archer

A myth submitted to the site by Jasmine May

China, China

It was long ago, where there was a lonely village best known for its archers. Until a young man, not from this village visited. The man had an extraordinary memory, he could remember anything. He came to the village to learn their skills at archery. However, it was not allowed to share their valuable secrets. Not that they were cheating.

Weeks later, the man had already learnt all the techniques and was ready to show the village how good he was. He did not know what risk he was taking, not knowing that it was not allowed. He decided to enter a competition that happened every year. it was a tradition.

The judges and other villagers did not recognized this young man. it was easy to tell, because the village was so small. He won and was presented the trophy and medal. Everyone finally realized he was not form this village. They demanded that he should be killed for stealing the secret and for visiting there in the first place.

Luckily, there was a woman who he fell in love with. They both had been together for a while but did not know when to get serious about their relationship. It was just before the execution, when she informed everyone that she had been with him, she then stated that if she married him, he would therefore be part of the village. So he did, he married her and they lived happily. Since then, no one dared to visit the village, for they thought he got killed there and was never seen again.

By Jasmine May
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