Author: Dante Barton
Winner: Short story 11
Once there was a vicious tiger that terrorized and stole the food
from two villages. Sadly, the two villages hadn’t liked each other for a long
time, and often fought over the little things. One day, the tiger seriously
injured a child from each village. The villagers finally realized that the only
way to solve the problem of the tiger was to work together and trap it. A great
trap was set by the two villages, and the tiger was caught and sold to the zoo.
Then the villagers realized that once they work together they can move forward.
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