|Author of The Story of Midori: James George Constantine Crofts|
Here begins the story of Midori: Japan's Flower.
Once upon a time in the land of Japan, lived a family by the name of Kaiho. The Father, Azuma and the Mother, Sugihara had a little boy called Midori. Midori was an interesting child as he was born with a tree growing out of his neck. Midori's grandfather, Taro said that this was for good luck – but this was not the case. At the age of four, Midori started to exhibit strange personality traits. Much like a puppy, Midori started to experiment with his toys. Much to Azuma and Sugihara's dismay, this persisted for over a year. At five years old, Midori didn't leave for school like the other children – but began his journey as a tree in the garden. Midori was very, very angry at this. He wondered why he should waste his days alone in the wilderness, with nothing other than the other trees to converse with, though they were not much good at this as there were no other tree children in Japan. Every evening, Midori would return from the forests of Japan and delve straight into the depths of despair. He wondered why he was different to every other child. Why couldn't he go to school, he would ask his parents to which he received nothing but a silent response. Around the age of six, Midori's mother, Sugihara died in childbirth. Though this was such an unfortunate event, Azuma was still blessed with a new child, a beautiful baby girl called Tami. As Tami grew up, Midori was unable to fulfil a successful role as a brother, due to his time outside and so decided to embark upon an epic adventure...
Having read all about the Barbarians in the tribe on the south east coast of Japan in, Hiroshima. About how Witch Doctors were able to cure people of their deformities. Midori decided then one afternoon to leave Tami and Azuma behind and set out for the forests of Hiroshima.
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