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    Your victory is right around the corner

    作者 Author 插畫者 Illustrator
    - Zaharah (13)
    香港道教聯合會雲泉學校
    Hong Kong Taoist Association Wun Tsuen School

    插畫者 Illustrator
    - Fathima (13)
    香港道教聯合會雲泉學校
    Hong Kong Taoist Association Wun Tsuen School

    字數 Word Count: 0(中) 504(Eng)


    A long ago, there was a boy named Franco Lynn. He struggled at school and most of his teachers and even family members thought he was going to have a hard life because he was good at nothing. He was also very shy and quiet.


    He just liked to be on his own. Sometimes he would go to the nearest forest and stay there for hours aimlessly observing birds, plants and trees. No one ever knew what special he found in these things.


    When he was 12, his parents pulled him out of school and asked him to help on the farm. Franco did not like working on the farm but he had no choice. In his free time, he would draw things like trees, birds and plants.


    As time went by, Franco got more and more interested in painting and drawing. His parents did not want him to draw and paint because they thought it was waste of time and money. But Franco did not give up.


    By the age of 20, Franco had painted many landscapes but there was no one in his entire village who would appreciate his paintings.


    One day he got his cousin, James, visiting him from Paris. James was a well educated young man. He saw Franco’s paintings and was amazed. He decided to take some of his paintings to Paris to see if he could sell them.


    In Paris, James took the paintings to a nearby store. The guy there looked at them very carefully and then asked James who had painted them. James told him the whole story. The guy decided to buy the paintings and asked if Franco could come over to Paris.


    James sent the money to Franco’s village and invited him over to Paris. Franco was excited and wasted no time. In a couple of days, Franco found himself in Paris.


    The guy at the store introduced him to some other artists who showed great appreciation for Franco’s work. Working alongside these artists, he further honed his skills in landscape painting.


    Through hard work and perseverance, Franco reached to the top and his paintings became center of attraction for many artists in Paris.


    Franco did not stop just there. He started working on what was going to be his masterpiece. He spent days and nights and finished painting what he named as “Designs of Nature’.


    Designs of Nature became the talk of the town and was displayed in famous museums throughout France. Later this masterpiece of Franco found its way to all over Europe and beyond.


    When people back in his village heard how famous Franco had become, they couldn’t believe it. They thought he would never return to his native village. But Franco was a humble young man.


    He not only often visited his native village but helped and inspired many other people from deprived rural communities. He would talk to young people and famously say, ‘Your victory is right around the corner.” This way he inspired hundreds of youths to pursue their dreams.

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