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Story, tale, soul, immortality, resurrection, transformation, a life after death.
Description of this motif: Myths and stories about the immortality of the soul and its rising or transforming into an existence after death.
"Now someone is dying," thought the little girl, for her old grandmother, the only person who had loved her, and who was now dead, had told her that when a star fell down a soul went up to God.
Comment on this quote: The grandmother's little folk tale of the soulks life after death gives the girl comfort and hope in a difficult and seemingly hopeless situation - as a gospel. She does not know yet that it is her own soul that is going to go up to God.