The Stonecutter - Timeless Teacher Stuff

The Stonecutter - Timeless Teacher Stuff

The Stonecutter A folktale from Japan by Lisa Blau CHARACTERS: (6) Narrator 1 Narrator 2 Narrator 3 Narrator 4 Narrator 5 Stonecutter Narrator 1: On...

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The Stonecutter A folktale from Japan by Lisa Blau CHARACTERS: (6) Narrator 1 Narrator 2 Narrator 3 Narrator 4 Narrator 5 Stonecutter <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> Narrator 1:

Once upon a time there was a Stonecutter.

Narrator 2:

Every day the Stonecutter cut stones from the mountain and put them in his cart.

Narrator 3:

The Stonecutter worked hard all day with his chisel and his hammer.

Narrator 4:

All day, every day, the Stonecutter worked. in his cart.

Narrator 1:

One day the hot sun beat down upon the Stonecutter.

He cut the stones and he put them

Stonecutter: How I wish I could be strong and powerful like the Sun. Narrator 1:

Said the Stonecutter.

Narrator 5:

Now it just so happened that a mountain spirit lived nearby.

Narrator 2:

When the mountain spirit heard the Stonecutter's wish, he decided to grant him the wish.

Narrator 3:

The Stonecutter became the Sun!

Stonecutter: Look at me! I am the Sun! thing in the world! Narrator 4:

I am powerful! I am strong!

Just then a Cloud floated in front of the Stonecutter.

Stonecutter: With that Cloud in front of me, I cannot shine brightly. powerful than the Sun. How I wish I were a Cloud! Narrator 2:

I am the most powerful

The Cloud is more

And as before, the wish was granted and the Stonecutter became a Cloud.

Stonecutter: It is fun to be a Cloud. I can rain upon the mountains and gardens. I am very powerful. Narrator 3:

Just then a strong Wind blew and pushed the Cloud across the sky.

Stonecutter: The Wind is so strong. It is stronger than a Cloud. How I wish I could be the Wind! Narrator 1:

And as before, the wish was granted and the Stonecutter became the Wind!

Stonecutter: It is grand being the Wind, for I am so strong and powerful! Narrator 2:

Then the Wind bumped into the Mountain.

Stonecutter: Aha! Narrator 3:

The Mountain is stronger than the Wind!

I wish to be a Mountain!

And just like that, the Stonecutter became a Mountain!

Stonecutter: Look at me!

I am a strong and powerful Mountain!

Narrator 4:

Just then, the Stonecutter felt something. He looked down and saw a man with a chisel and a hammer. The man was cutting the stones from the Mountain and placing them in his cart.

Stonecutter: Who dares to cut away at this Mountain? I see now that the Stonecutter is stronger than any Mountain. How I wish that I could be a mighty Stonecutter! Narrator 5:

His wish was granted.

Narrator 2:

The Stonecutter cut stones from the mountain and put them in his cart.

Narrator 4:

He worked hard all day with his hammer and his chisel and he said...

Stonecutter: I am a mighty Stonecutter. Narrator 1:

I am strong and powerful!

And then the Stonecutter never made another wish.