Thanks to artist Aung Min Min in Myanmar for this beautiful book cover.
In a small village by the Ganges River in India, lived a young girl named Kamini, who was admired by many for her beauty and kindness.
There were also three other girls her age in the village. These girls had grown jealous of Kamini and made up a plan to play a trick on her.
One day, the girls told Kamini that they had thrown all their trinkets and beads into a pool of water at the river. They said this would please Varuna, the river god, and bring them good luck. So they urged Kamini to do the same.
Kamini and the girls went to the pool near a giant banyan tree. Kamini removed her necklace, copper bracelets, and shiny bangles. She threw them into the water, hoping Varuna would grant her good luck too.
Just as she threw them into the water, the other girls laughed loudly and collected their jewels which were hidden under a bush. They skipped away laughing and mocking Kamini for being so foolish. Kamini stood alone under the banyan tree. She could see her sad face reflected in the water.
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