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Once there was an old couple who lived in a village near the country-side. The village they lived in didn't have a lot of food. The couple had a chicken that had just had seven baby chicks. One day a monk came to the village to teach the people there because they had very poor or no education. The monk had not eaten all day and said that he was very hungry. The people in the village panicked because they were so poor and barely had enough food to support themselves. They didn't want to anger him because they knew if they did they would also anger the Gods. The only source of food was the chicken the old couple had. At first the couple didn't want to kill it, but then they thought of what might happen if they angered the monk. Once the mother of the seven chicks found out that she was going to die, she went to tell the oldest of the seven chicks about it and told him to take care of his brothers and sisters. The couple filled a pot with water and started to boil it. Once the water was ready they put the mother chicken in when she was still alive. The little chicks had just seen their mother die and suffer, so they were really sad. The oldest one was so sad that he jumped in the pot right after her mother did and the rest followed him. The monk saw this and felt sorry for them and felt that it was his fault. He made the little chicks that cared so much for their mother into stars in the sky in order to honor them. The constellations that the stars form now are known as the Big Dipper.

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