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Mama used to tell us a story about a cicada sitting high in a tree. It chirps and drinks in dew, oblivious to the praying mantis behind it. The mantis arches up its front leg to stab the cicada, but it doesn't know an oriole perches behind it. The bird stretches out its neck to snap up the mantis for a midday meal, but its unaware of the boy who's come into the garden with a net. Three creatures-the cicada, the mantis and the oriole-all coveted gains without being aware of the greater and inescapable danger that was coming. - Lisa See

"Mama used to tell us a story about a cicada sitting high in a tree. It chirps and drinks in dew, oblivious to the praying mantis behind it. The mantis arches up its front leg to stab the cicada, but it doesn't know an oriole perches behind it. The bird stretches out its neck to snap up the mantis for a midday meal, but its unaware of the boy who's come into the garden with a net. Three creatures-the cicada, the mantis and the oriole-all coveted gains without being aware of the greater and inescapable danger that was coming."
Lisa See

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Attending to the Present, And At the End of the Day, About the Jungle, About the Seas, About the Universe, All About the Self, After the Break Up, Make the Best of It, Acting and the Theatre, Art and the Artist, Sitting in the Garden, All the Best, All the Time, All Being the Same, Acting in the Dark, Alone in the Dark, Alone in the Rain, Animals in the House, Animals in the Wild, Arguments in the Church, Art in the Awakening, Art in the Renaissance, Activity of the Spirit, Affairs of the Heart, Afraid of the Dark, Apple of the Eye,