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The Story of Chinese Zodiac

by Honey Mak


The Story of the Chinese Zodiac
'Twas the night before Chinese New Year, and all through the lands, not a creature was stirring—
except for the rat, cat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig,and pretty much every single animal on the lands,as they were all preparing for a race.'
The Jade Emperor, ruler of the heavens, called for all the creatures to participate in a race on his birthday.He decided the people of China needed a way to measure time in 12-year increments.

So the first 12 winners of the race would each win the honor of getting a year named after them.The race would be a long and arduous one,passing through a densely wooded forest and a wide river.
Cat and Rat were friends and agreed to win the race together by cleverly asking the strong and kind Ox to give them a ride, promising to finish after Ox won. 
As they were crossing the river, the cunning Rat pushes the Cat into the water. Then when they neared shore, Rat jumps ahead and wins the race. Ox comes in a close second.
To be continued...