spruce and birch, but there were huge houses in which people lived. A lot of people.
They were glad the river and asked her to stay in the city. River agreed, and it was
put in stone Bank. It started going steamers and boats on the shores of sunbathing
people. The river watered the entire city.
The years went by. People are used to the River and what did not ask, and did
whatever they pleased. Once on its banks he built a huge plant of the pipes which
drip filthy streams. Darkened the River of sorrows, became dirty and muddy.
Nobody said: "What a pure, beautiful river!" No one walked on its banks. It
washed the car, washed linen. And none of the residents did not think that the
River is also alive. And she was very worried. "Why are people mean to me? In
fact I have them watered, twisted turbine power plants, gave an light, protected on
hot days from the heat?" she thought.
As time went on. People are increasingly polluting the River, and she was patient
and when they finally come to their senses. Once on the river floated a large tanker,
from which the water spilled a lot of oil. The River was covered with black tape,
steel its inhabitants - plants and animals suffocate without air. Very sick River.
"No - I think - can't stay with people. Need to get away from them, otherwise I will
be dead by the river." She called on the help of its inhabitants. "I was always your
home, and now trouble has come, your house was destroyed by the people, and I
got sick. Help me to recover, and we will go from here to other places, away from
Gathered river inhabitants - plants, fish, and snails, and animals - clean your house
from dirt, cured of the River. And she ran to the edge of his childhood. There,
where there were spruce and birch, where man is a rare guest.
And the residents of the city the next day found that left alone, without a River.
Did not light in the homes, factories stopped, the water was gone from the taps ...
Nothing to wash, nothing to drink, not soup. Stopped life in the city. Its inhabitants
became so dirty that got to know each other. However, it did not matter anyway in
the evening there was no light.
Then came the day when the citizens had eaten all their supplies of food. Then the
oldest and wisest Citizen said: "Dear compatriots! I know why we lost the River.
When I was little, I bathed in its clean water. She was always our friend and helper,
and we didn't appreciate it and treated her badly. We unfairly hurt the River and