They raced ahead and made it further up the mountain.   But when they looked back, all they saw was the trail of destruction they left in their wake to get there.   The path was lined with the skeletons of all those they climbed over.   At that moment they longed to go back and try again, but it was too late. Their time had been spent.   I didn't reach the peak of the mountain they climbed.   I found a detour, and followed it. Suddenly I came to a quiet opening that looked out over a peaceful valley.   Creatures surrounded me and chirped away, and the wind whistled

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