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Reading--How Night Came from the Sea

How Night Came from the Sea
How Night Came from the Sea
Vocabulary

brilliant      shining brightly; sparkling

chorus       anything spoken or sung all at the same time

coward     person who lacks courage or is easily made afraid; person who runs from danger, trouble, etc.

gleamed   flashed or beamed with light

shimmering      gleaming or shining faintly

 

Summary

Why do we have day and night? A Brazilian legend says there was always daylight on Earth until the African goddess Iemanja's daughter left her ocean home to marry a land dweller. When Iemanja's daughter became homesick for the cool, shadowy world under the sea, her mother sent some of the darkness up to her, and now we have night on land as well as day.

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