and the Sunflower
by Farid Alakbarov
Once there grew a Sunflower on
a green meadow. It was a very beautiful plant. But it didn't
have friends and that's why was very lonely. Once the Sunflower
looked at the Sun and said:
Hey Sun, let's be friends!
The Sun agreed and said:
Dear Sunflower, I am not only your friend but also a friend
of all the plants. If I don't rise early in the morning, go high
up to the sky and spread my rays all over the world, then all
the plants will fade and perish. If you wish, I can be even a
closer friend with you.
From that day on the Sun and the Sunflower became friends. Whenever
golden sunrays showed up in the sky, the Sunflower would turn
its neck and hold up its face to the Sun. They would chat sweetly
looking at each other. And wherever the Sun went, the Sunflower
would turn its head to that direction.
Some other plants heard of the friendship between the Sun and
the Sunflower and wanted to be friends with the Sun as well.
Within one day the Sun got so many friends that it would be impossible
to name them all. Most of the trees and other plants turned their
leaves to the Sun. And they rested under its rays, enjoying the
And they have loved the Sun and its light ever since. They always
hold up their faces to the Sun and turn to the sunlit side. Scientists
call it Light Tropism.
But plants love not only the Sun, but also the Water. Now listen
to the tale about the friendship between the Water and the Camel's
Translated into English
by Arzu Aghayeva
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