A Papaya Story

When my dad was in the military, he served near a mountain covered with farms. There, people planted a lot of mangoes and papayas. But some of the papaya was wild and grew on their own, free.

One day, a man from Taipei looked around and saw a big, red, pretty papaya. It was beautiful and delicious looking. He climbed up the wild tree and fell down because there was a bee nest in the tree. He cried and cried, and was sent to the emergency room. He ended up with a fever for a couple of days and almost died.

If you find somewhere there is something good there — supposedly there is something tricky there too.

Jessica is an avid fruit eater eagerly anticipating the arrival of bamboo shoot season. She would like to picnic in this 73 F weather.

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