"I'm the Naga Princess," she bowed. "BoSinh, you saved my life many months ago from the boys in the rice field."
"You are a young maiden?"
"BoSinh, all animals may appear as humans to talk to humans; you are the highest being. I come to repay your kindness to save your life."
The naga maiden looked into the rafters and called, "Cousins, come down."
Two nagas looked down. "Princess Naga, the day before BoSinh tried to kill us with a stick yelling poisonous. We revenge him."
The maiden pointed to the floor. The two nagas slid down a beam, hissing at BoSinh and bowed to the Naga Princess. She motions them to bow to BoSinh. They did not.
The naga maiden asked BoSinh, "Why do you hate nagas; you save my life and my children within me?"
"A snake's venom killed my best friend."
"Snakes are poisonous to those who have a reason. We are not to know why."
BoSinh listened and looked at the nagas.
The maiden continued, "Humans mouths are poisonous. They cause pain, hatred, and death to others by the words they speak. Not only snakes have venom."
"I never thought of words like poison."
The Naga Princess motions to the nagas to bow to BoSinh. They nodded to the maiden, not to BoSinh.
The maiden asked, "BoSinh, forgive my cousins."
BoSinh would not bow to the snakes.
"Forget your hatred for each other. Tell the other snakes not to threaten BoSinh."
BoSinh bowed to the two nagas.
The two bowed to BoSinh and slid out the door into the bushes.
The maiden asked, "May I come back? We must talk more to answer questions about nagas."
"I will wait for your visit."
Days later, the Naga Princess came with her youngest sister. Day after day, the three talked about why animals took human form.
"We learn for this highest of creation, the humans, who cannot be animals."
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