PowerPoint Presentation: Our friend Ibu When the cold weather came, people in the town had already learned to make objects with the stranger’s stones. Instruments that we had always made with stone or bone, like sewing needles, were now stronger and harder. We also created beautiful red and shiny bracelets. Jana’s curiosity towards him kept growing and so did mine; we also expected that one day he would reveal us the secret he had announced. This expectation kept us very close to each other, while at the same time our bodies grew progressively different: she had become wavy as the summit of our mountain, while I had grown rapidly in stature and my back had widened. Every day, once we had completed our work in the fields, we helped our mothers: my friend would feed the animals while I brought in wood to light a fire for warmth and cooking. Then, when the God of Light went to bed, and even though we were tired, we would light a torch and go to the foreigner’s cave. As moons passed by, he learned to speak our language and we were able to better understand his teachings about the stars, the habits of animals and the remedies that can be made with different plants. His name was Ibu , and even though he did not like to mention anything about his life, he told us that he came from a town that was only two days away in the direction of the Big Lake, that terrible place we had heard so much about from our ancestors, where the water was salty and moved in strange ways forming a white frothy foam. Friendship between the three of us grew as big and strong as a tree.
PowerPoint Presentation: Era una persona solitaria que no tenía ni mujer ni hijos y a quien desde niño le gustó la soledad porque pensaba que así podría escuchar mejor los secretos de los dioses , cosa que deseaba con todas sus fuerzas . - ¿ Por qué viniste a nuestro poblado ? - le espetó un día Jana con naturalidad . Nuestro amigo no se esperaba esa pregunta , pero contestó con franqueza : - Mi aldea vivía en paz , pero cuando la Madre Tierra me hizo la primera revelación sobre las piedras rojas , me convertí en el nuevo sabio y el anciano mago se enfadó mucho porque le había quitado su lugar . Entonces convenció a los hombres y las mujeres de que si utilizábamos estas piedras , los dioses se enfadarían.Y teníarazón .
PowerPoint Presentation: He was a loner who had no wife or chil - dren and who had always enjoyed being alone because that way he thought he would be able to better listen to the secrets of the gods, which he wished with all his might. - Why did you come to our village? - Jana snapped naturally one day. Our friend did not expect this question, but he answered openly: - My village lived in peace, but when Mother Earth showed me the first revelation on the red stones, I became the new sage and the old magician became very furious because I had taken his place. Then he convinced all men and women that if they used those stones the gods would be angry at them. And he was right.
PowerPoint Presentation: - ¿ Por qué dices eso ? - le pregunté sorprendido . - Algunas personas empezaron a cambiar , sobre todo una , que se apoderó de la montaña donde estaban las piedras . Los demás protestaron diciendo que nadie podía poseer a la gran Madre Tierra pues ella era generosa y nos daba todo lo que tenía . Pero este hombre no hizo caso y nos obligó a todos a darle trigo o animales si queríamos las piedras y así se fue transformando en una persona cada vez más poderosa . De esta manera , se convirtió en el nuevo jefe del poblado . - ¿ Qué hiciste entonces ? - preguntó Jana. - Me enfrenté a él y me atacó cortándome la cara con su cuchillo - dijo muy triste señalándose la mejilla -, así que decidí marcharme . He vivido durante muchas lunas por los montes , pero ha merecido la pena . Sé que los dioses me han perdonado ya que la Madre Tierra me reveló otro secreto : el de las piedras líquidas . Se le iluminaron los ojos , pero en seguida bajó la mirada y continuó : - No quiero cometer el mismo error, asíque solo revelaré este secreto antes de morir a quien sepa esperar a que llegue el momento adecuado , porque no solo traería la discordia , sino también la guerra . En nuestro poblado desconocíamos qué era la guerra , pero los viejos nos contaban una terrible historia ocurrida antes de que nosotros naciésemos : una noche llegaron gentes que bajaron sigilosas por la ribera del río para quitarnos nuestras tierras . Era un grupo pequeño y, aunque los nuestros pudieron hacerles frente y los invasores terminaron huyendo río abajo , al poblado le quedó un recuerdo de violencia y tristeza porque algunos de sus amigos fueron asesinados .
PowerPoint Presentation: - Why do you say that? -I asked surprised. - Some people began to change, especially one that seized the mountain where the stones were. Many protested saying that no one could own great Mother Earth as she was generous and gave us everything she had. But this man did not listen and forced us all to give him wheat or animals if we wanted the stones. This way he became more and more powerful until he became the new head of the village. - What did you do then? -Jana asked. - I faced him and he attacked me, cutting my face with his knife, -he said in a very sad voice pointing to his cheek- so I decided to leave. I have lived in the mountains for many moons, but it was worth it. I know that the gods have forgiven me since Mother Earth told me another secret: the one about the liquid stones. His eyes lit up, but he quickly looked down and continued: - I do not want to make the same mistake twice, so I will only reveal it before I die to whoever can wait until the right moment comes, because it would not only bring disputes, but also war among your people. In our village we did not know what war was, but the old ones told a terrible story of a time long before we were born: a group of people came silently one night along the riverbank to try to take our land from us. It was a small group, and even though our people were able to confront them and make them run away down the river, they were left with very sad and violent memories because some of our people were killed.