There was a time when water became scarce – so scarce that the only form of liquid came from occasional, rare rainfall, or moisture created by early morning dew. All the plants suffered and began to wither. That was when the fungi of the forest flourished and began to dominate the underbrush – slowly creeping and spreading everywhere. The forest needed a keeper, a caretaker, or someone who understood the needs of plant life. As if through an unspoken wish or charm, the Stone Gunga Din entered the forest and started tending to the needs of every plant under the canopy of its trees. Life returned once again and banished the extended drought which threatened to undermine the health of all inhabitants, plant or sprite.
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