Golem

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This story happened many, many centuries ago in one small city. Only a few families lived in this city, so it looked more like a village than a city. Of course, there was no army in that city, and no one could protect the inhabitants from enemies.

And then one day several of the oldest and wisest people decided to create a person who would guard their peace. From clay, they fashioned a huge giant and gave him the name Golem, which means “clay”. In the ancient book, the sages found spells to revive the Golem. In the dark night, taking torches with them, they gathered around the clay man and began to pronounce magic words. Gradually, the giant began to come to life. When the work was finished, the sages discovered that they forgot to cast one spell - one that would teach the Golem to speak. But, thinking, they decided that it’s even better. Why should he talk if he must defend the city from enemies? Every day, the inhabitants of the city gave the Golem different tasks. He was so huge and strong that he could do the hard work that a few people could not handle. But once a holiday happened, and people forgot to give the Golem a task. They did not know that the giant should not be left idle - in ancient books there was not a word about it. All day the Golem walked around the city and destroyed everything around. He broke houses, turned carts and attacked everyone he saw. No one could stop the raging giant. And only when the chief of the wise men who created it ordered the Golem to stop, did he stop crushing and froze, as if rooted to the spot. Since then, residents have never forgotten to give Golem many tasks. And he coped with them perfectly and defended the city from all enemies!