Dog on the Moon

Long long time ago, in a galaxy far far away… there was a M-class planet with primitive pre-rocket humanoid civilisation. No one on has left the atmosphere of the planet. There’s a moon for planet that shines bright night, the iron rich surface of the moon radiate a red brownish hue that fascinated the civilisation for the longest time. The scientists has aspired to land on the moon for two reasons, to clear up the myth whether there’s dog on the moon and to find if there’s any essential minerals for the future.

Meanwhile back on the ground, there was a farmer, a police officer, a thief and a teacher in a small settlement on the planet. The farmer and the police were arguing for the longest time about the dog on the moon. So they argued and argued and started to neglect their jobs. The farmer stopped attending to his farm less and spent lots of time thinking of a reason why there should be a dog on the moon. The policeman stopped patrolling the streets and never stopped trying to convince the farmer otherwise.

It was nearing the harvest season and the farmer was still obsessed with the dog on the moon debate. For some quick bucks, the thief took the opportunity to harvest the fields on the farmer’s behalf. The teacher caught the thief, instead of handing him to the policeman, he tried to find out why thief resorted to stealing.

The thief was looking for a job as a farmhand but turned down by the farmer not because he was not capable of harvesting the fields but he’s from another clan. The segregation of the clans has been going for a few decades, the small town has been so deeply divided and the clan where the thief is from had been marginalised. So he had no choice, and also out of revenge, but to steal from the farmer to feed his family.

The teacher understood and talked some sense out of thief. They later went to see the farmer. They found farmer in the neighbourhood bar arguing still with the policeman. Neither the farmer nor the policeman budged and they nearly went into a fight. The teacher intervened and told them how they neglected their responsibilities in the society. Until the scientists have figured out how to get on the moon to see if there’s a dog or not. Two of them would never be able to be sure about that. The teacher also told the farmer about the thief and he convinced the farmer to take the thief as his farmhand. The policeman was ashamed because he should be stopping the thief instead of arguing in a bar. The teacher last words of that incident was: “Fellas, we have so much things to do on this planet, we shouldn’t waste our time for the dog on the moon.”

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