The search for everlasting life summary
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie BabbittDoomed to - or blessed with - eternal life after drinking from a magic spring, the Tuck family wanders about trying to live as inconspicuously and comfortably as they can. When ten-year-old Winnie Foster stumbles on their secret, the Tucks take her home and explain why living forever at one age is less a blessing that it might seem. Complications arise when Winnie is followed by a stranger who wants to market the spring water for a fortune.
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The Epic of Gilgamesh
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He built magnificent ziggurats, or temple towers, surrounded his city with high walls, and laid out its orchards and fields. He was physically beautiful, immensely strong, and very wise. Although Gilgamesh was godlike in body and mind, he began his kingship as a cruel despot. He lorded over his subjects, raping any woman who struck his fancy, whether she was the wife of one of his warriors or the daughter of a nobleman. He accomplished his building projects with forced labor, and his exhausted subjects groaned under his oppression.
Yes, why is your face burned from heat and cold , and why do you come here wander ing over the pastures in seach of the wind? Despair is in my heart and my face is the face of one who has made a long journey, it was burned with heat and cold. Why should I not wander over the pasture s in search of the wind? My friend , my younger brother , he who hunted the wild ass of the wilderness and the panther of the plains , my friend, my younger brother who seized and killed the Bull of Heaven and overthrew Humbaba in the cedar forest, my friend who was very dear to me and who endured dangers beside me, Enkidu my brother, whom I loved, the end of mortality has overtake n him. I wept for him seven days and nights till the worm fastened on him.