A luminous trace of
colors tears Catland's skies, after an afternoon rain.
The parrot Lero-Lero appears running, or. . . flying. . . from one side
to another, quickly and chattering:
"Look at the rainbow!"
Billy He-Nanny, Lilykitten and Capuchita arrive to see it.
"It is the sun spectrum!" - says Capuchita, who is very intelligent.
"Sun spectrum?! What are those new words, Capuchita?" - everybody
screams at the same time. - "Here "the clever" comes wanting to know
more than us!"
"Don't you believe? Shame on you! You will continue ignorant, without knowing
the scientific truth!" - Capuchita says, crossing her arms, with air of
Billy He-Nanny, that watches the scene, makes a proposal:
"Shall will call Suzicat to clarify if it is rainbow or solar spectrum!"
"Ok, all right, let's go! - everybody agrees.
The group seeks Suzicat and finally find her. Billy He-Nanny shows the
phenomenon, pointing to the sky, and explains:
"Suzicat, Lero Lero affirms; -" that is the rainbow" and Capuchita says:
"that is the solar spectrum". Who is right?"
"Both are!" - Suzicat says.
"Both?? What do you mean?" - the group opens the eyes, curious.
"Well, rainbow is the correct name used by the people. But when the phenomenon
causes are studied, under the scientific point of view, it is called "sun
"Ah, good. . ." everybody is looking at Suzicat, with curiosity, with that
expression of “I want to know more.”
Suzicat begins to tell, then:
"The ancient people and, until today, populations of some parts of the
planet think that the appearance of the rainbow is a sign of the gods.
People always observed that the phenomenon happens after the rain. It happens
that the white light of the sun is a " mixture of all colors
". After rain, in the morning or in the afternoon, when the sun's
white light rays struck the rain drops, these serve as prisms
dividing the sun's white light of the sun into different lengths
of waves, causing the different colors - the solar spectrum."
Leastening that, everybody opens their mouths!
|| A lot of legends surround the event. One of them says that, in
the end of the rainbow, there is a pot full of gold coins. If somebody
goes as far as the end of rainbow, he will find the pot of gold and be
"Who would say, heim? A pot full of gold coins! . . ." everybody
opens their mouths and eyes, with the air of dreamers, thinking: - "Ohh!
. . how many things it's possible to do with a pot full of gold coins!
. . .
- "Oh, yes!," Billy He-Nanny says. "Now I remember that one day
Tic-Tac, the rabbit, wanted go look for the pot, but he gave up because
he thought that it would be very heavy. . .
But Lero Lero, the parrot, suddenly speakes:
"Currupaco! What do I want a pot of gold for? I want a pot of corn...
or sunflower seeds, that I love! Or full of fruits! Currupaco!"
"According to another legend, if somebody passes underneath the
rainbow, it changes sex! Those are men become women, those are women become
Then everybody begins to laugh:.
" Me, heim? Don't even think of it! ! "
- "Well", Lilykitten says. "Nobody here wants to pass under the rainbow,
I think. . .nobody wants to change sex... but it's possible
for one of us to go to the end of rainbow with easiness in the end,
to get the pot of gold. "
"Who? !" - everybody opens his eyes.
"Lero Lero, the parrot!! He knows how to fly! It's easy and fast for
him to go there !"
But Lero-lero doesn't agree.
" Me?! Not, me!! Me, heim? If there was a pot of corn or a pot of
sunflower seeds, maybe I would try. But think of that: if I
went there, neglected myself and, instead of just going there to the end,
suddenly, unintentionally, I end up passing underneath
of the rainbow?"
"Ah, ah, ah! "- everybody falls in general laughter!
"Think everybody", Billy He-Nanny says."Going there as a male
Lero Lero and coming back as a female Lero Lero? Ah! Ah! Ah!"
story will continue!! There are
more pots in the end of
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