Long ago, in a faraway land, there was a village. The village was peculiar for its tradition:
all of its inhabitants were named after their main qualities that showed up in childhood
and stayed with them for the rest of their lives. Thus, there lived Kindness the Woodsman, who
never passed when someone needed help. There was Generosity the Cook, who fed all
the hungry and poor, both human and animal. But there were also those whose strongest
qualities weren’t so admirable. Such was Envy the Smith, who was an artisan
but also forever bitter for not having what others possess. And in that village lived a man and his wife
– their names were Honor and Tenderness. Honor worked in the woods with his friend
Kindness, both of them strong, tall, and handsome. Tenderness, in all her beauty, spun wonderful
kerchiefs and shawls. Everyone from the village came to her for
her gorgeous handiwork, and even noble guests from the capital showed up with requests! One day, Tenderness gave birth to three boys
with radiant chestnut curls. They did not have names at first, of course:
they were to receive them when the time came. For the time being, everyone called them One,
Two, and Three. Four years passed, and the boys’ characters
started coming to light. But the traits they’d shown were not virtues. Honor and Tenderness felt uneasy, but decided
it was all their young age. They simply needed to wait a bit longer. But the longer they waited, the more apparent
it became! By the sixth year, the parents sighed glumly,
wept a little, and gave their sons names. Number Three was very Fearful but afraid to
show it, so he liked to scare others. Other children steered clear from him and
flinched when he showed up. He was given the name Fear. Number Two liked helping people but never
did anything for free. He felt that any good deed done demanded payment. His name became Greed .
Number One was neither cruel, nor kind, neither greedy, nor generous. He did everything his parents told him but
never showed any interest in anything. Once, he saw a poor woodland creature caught
in a fence, but all he did was look at it and turn away. The most appalling was, however, his way of
speaking. Anyone who talked to him even for a second
lost their confidence. If they spoke longer, they retreated into
themselves for days or even weeks. His parents sighed sorrowfully and named their
son Hollow . So there they were, Honor and Tenderness,
and their three sons: Hollow , Greed , and Fear. Every time, hearing of her sons’ deeds,
Tenderness wept. Her eyes became red and puffy. Her once vibrant locks slowly turned grey
and dull, although she was young yet. Honor’s face became as if it was carved
from stone. A proud smile that had curved his lips so
often before, never appeared on his face anymore. Another year passed, and one evening Honor
came to his wife while she was spinning at the window. He sat beside her and started talking of things
he’d wanted to address for a long time. Tenderness sobbed but nodded in approval:
she thought the same as her husband, even though her mother’s heart was being ripped
apart. They sat together, hand-in-hand, until the
hour came. When it did, they entered the room of their
sleeping children, kissed them on the forehead, and Honor left Tenderness alone, for she wanted
to do it herself. Tenderness woke her sons gently and told them
to get dressed and pack a few things, while discreetly putting some food into their bags. The brothers were alarmed: it was dark still,
everyone was sleeping, so what was this business that couldn’t wait until morning? Fear got scared and only agreed to go when
Mother gave him a harpoon; Greed refused to take a single step until Mother gave him two
coppers; and only Hollow listlessly gathered his belongings and went out into the yard. Tenderness led her sons along the woodsmen’s
path, lantern in hand. On the edge of the woods, she stopped, turned
around, and sternly told her sons to follow her and never make an extra turn, or else
they’d get lost. The children nodded and followed their mother. They went a long time, following a maze of
paths. However hard they tried to remember the way,
they couldn’t. Tenderness, on the other hand, walked confidently,
as if she knew exactly where she was going. Finally, they ended up on a forest glade,
and that was when the moon rose in the sky, pouring its silvery light everywhere. The brothers raised their heads to look at
it, and when they lowered their eyes again, Mother was nowhere to be found. Fear got scared and began crying for his mom,
but silence was the only answer. Greed started shouting. He just couldn’t understand how Mother could’ve
left him without giving anything in return. Hollow just stared blankly, dwelling in his
own thoughts. The brothers didn’t leave the glade, for
they couldn’t remember the way. They decided to sleep until morning. At sunrise they got up and devised a plan. Fear left a mark on a tree near the glade
with his harpoon, and they followed a path outward, leaving marks on the way so as not
to get lost. But the more they walked through the woods,
the darker it got. In the end, they came back to the same spot
they’d left hours ago. That was when they realized they’d been
left for good with no chance to escape. Twelve years passed. Within that time, Tenderness and Honor became
parents of three daughters. They still sometimes lamented their lost boys,
but they so loved and cherished their girls: Mischief, Justice, and Wisdom . The five of
them lived without knowing grief, and it seemed that all went well for the village. But then, strange things began happening in
the deeper woods. All who went there heard bloodcurdling sounds,
like the roaring of some beast or the scrape of claws on wood. Anyone who dared enter the forest depths lost
their valuables. One was robbed of a silver spoon; another
lost a medallion hanging from his neck. But soon, people who came back from the woods…weren’t
quite themselves. After a three days’ absence, they didn’t
talk to anyone, didn’t eat or drink, and just wilted in silence. When the good people of the village could
bear it no more, they finally came to Honor and Tenderness for advice. They begged them to deal with the trouble,
for everyone knew whose deeds those were. Honor was downtrodden, and Tenderness was
pale. What could they do? Then their three daughters suddenly stood
up and said, “We’ll go into the woods!” The parents tried to stop them, but the girls
quickly took everything they needed, kissed Mother and Father goodbye, promised to be
back soon, and left. Just as they entered the woods, the sisters
heard the roar and scraping. Justice and Wisdom shivered, but Mischief
laughed, fished a pocketknife out of her bag, and swung at the nearest tree. The sound it made was just like the one out
of the woods! The tree suddenly stopped but then came on
again, closer, louder. Mischief chuckled again and started scraping
the bark with her knife, mimicking the noise. Finally, annoyed by the game, Fear came out
of the woods — grown up now, his hair matted, eyes ablaze. He roared and swung the harpoon in his hand,
but Mischief laughed once more, leapt, and began tickling him! However hard Fear tried to shake her off,
Mischief got the best of him. He fell upon the ground and started roaring
in laughter with her. And then they got up, took each other by the
hand, and went out of the woods. Justice and Wisdom hugged their sister and
went further into the depths. Soon, things started disappearing from them. First, they noticed the loss of the rings
Mother gave them for their Naming Day. Then they both lost their beads, and after
that, their earrings. Wisdom only scowled but said nothing. Justice simply took off all the jewelry she
had left, took out a purse with five coins inside it, and, smiling, put it all on the
ground. Greed then stepped out from the trees, his
eyes feverish and crazed. He bent to gather the valuables, scooped them
up, and took a glance at the middle sister. She was still standing and smiling, yet now
she was spreading her arms like she was going to embrace him. Greed ’s eyes filled with embarrassment,
and then…tears. He gave the jewelry back to the sisters at
once. Justice softly took her brother by the hand,
and they walked away together. Wisdom continued deeper into the woods. She walked and walked, the forest grew darker,
the path grew narrower. But Wisdom didn’t lose her way. At last, she stepped into a glade to find
a small decrepit-looking hut. Wisdom opened the door to find Hollow sitting
at a table. He was… obscure. Only his eyes gave away his nature, huge and
black, looking at Wisdom but not seeing her. The eldest sister approached the eldest brother,
sat at the table opposite him, and they talked. It was a slow talk, but they were in no hurry. Hollow spoke of human vices; Wisdom named
virtues that shone in the dark. Hollow droned of the bottomless ocean of grief
and despair that befell so many; Wisdom reminded him of the grains of happiness and warmth
that each and everyone knew in their lives. Three days and three nights they talked. The more the brother strained to make his
sister’s heart sink, the more heart she garnered. At last, he couldn’t take it any longer! He shot up, overturned the table, and shouted
at Wisdom . And she only smiled at him and held out her hand. “See? You’re also not as Hollow as you thought
you were.” Hollow stood transfixed, looked at his trembling
hands and at Wisdom , and then took her palm in his. And thus they walked, brother and sister,
hand in hand to their home.

A Story About Strange Things Happening in the Deeper Woods

100 thoughts on “A Story About Strange Things Happening in the Deeper Woods

  • October 8, 2019 at 3:10 am
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    Hello?

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  • October 8, 2019 at 3:10 am
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    First

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  • October 8, 2019 at 3:11 am
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    Why does fear look like a sun ๐ŸŒž

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  • October 8, 2019 at 3:12 am
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    Who likes Mother .๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜
    One like for mother long life .๐Ÿค”โœ”
    โคตmake it blue
    ๐Ÿ‘‡

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  • October 8, 2019 at 3:13 am
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    Roses are red
    Ketchup is too
    I got a like!
    Wait, why is it blue?

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  • October 8, 2019 at 3:14 am
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    this has nothing to do w/ the video but does anyone know how to turn the instagram dark mode back to light w/out having to change the mode of your actual phone?

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  • October 8, 2019 at 3:14 am
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    We wanna Know which animator app do u use ??
    Please tell us!

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  • October 8, 2019 at 3:16 am
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    ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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  • October 8, 2019 at 3:17 am
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    Hollow has a Scorpio vibe

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  • October 8, 2019 at 3:19 am
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    What was it like back at home afterwards?

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  • October 8, 2019 at 3:22 am
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    Simple things of balance male and female light dark sun and Moon bro and sis

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  • October 8, 2019 at 3:23 am
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    Dear person reading this,Don't worry. You will find love soon. You will find success. You will find happiness. And you will find peace. Be patient , whatever you do Don't run back to what broke you. Love from a unknown Youtuber.

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  • October 8, 2019 at 3:24 am
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    Nice one.

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  • October 8, 2019 at 3:25 am
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    .
    -me 2019

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  • October 8, 2019 at 3:25 am
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    Yh

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  • October 8, 2019 at 3:26 am
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    Who else click this as fast as they could?

    Me 2019

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  • October 8, 2019 at 3:26 am
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    Really a nice story ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉ

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  • October 8, 2019 at 3:27 am
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    Add note to say

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  • October 8, 2019 at 3:27 am
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    Congratulations on 30m Bright Side!

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  • October 8, 2019 at 3:30 am
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    Really good story!!!!!!!๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ“•๐Ÿ“•๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™ƒ

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  • October 8, 2019 at 3:32 am
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    Hello

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  • October 8, 2019 at 3:32 am
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    West Virginia Alabama inbreeding story time

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  • October 8, 2019 at 3:32 am
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    Luna. Moon l ight

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  • October 8, 2019 at 3:34 am
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    What was the moral of the story

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  • October 8, 2019 at 3:40 am
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    That was a great story! Ty!!! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜

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  • October 8, 2019 at 3:40 am
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    Part two

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  • October 8, 2019 at 3:41 am
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    Wht a nice story

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  • October 8, 2019 at 3:44 am
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    Who else is a true fan of BRIGHT SIDE? ๐Ÿ˜
    ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿฝ Iโ€™m gifting my next 100 subs! ๐ŸŒน

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  • October 8, 2019 at 3:46 am
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    PLS make more of these stories

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  • October 8, 2019 at 3:49 am
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    Watching animated story
    Me-2019 ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜…

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  • October 8, 2019 at 3:53 am
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    Me: gets named after my main quality

    Also Me: โ€œHi! Iโ€™m disappointment!โ€

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  • October 8, 2019 at 3:57 am
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    This really didnโ€™t even have a moral!

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  • October 8, 2019 at 3:57 am
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    Can you make more stories like this. Also can there be a part 2?

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  • October 8, 2019 at 3:59 am
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    Fear

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  • October 8, 2019 at 4:00 am
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    Please make more videos of this please

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  • October 8, 2019 at 4:00 am
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    Thanks for that old buddy

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  • October 8, 2019 at 4:00 am
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    10 years after they will say ..

    Like if anyone is watching in 2029๐Ÿ˜œ

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  • October 8, 2019 at 4:12 am
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    Elder one is always a love.of the family

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  • October 8, 2019 at 4:12 am
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    This happened in Alabama, right?

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  • October 8, 2019 at 4:18 am
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    Such a deep story ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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  • October 8, 2019 at 4:24 am
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    You are the best

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  • October 8, 2019 at 4:26 am
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    YESSS More of these please!!!! I love this

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  • October 8, 2019 at 4:28 am
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    Animated cartoon. Way to repeat urself.

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  • October 8, 2019 at 4:29 am
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    First

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  • October 8, 2019 at 4:29 am
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    We loved this animated short. Please make more like this?

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  • October 8, 2019 at 4:30 am
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    If you love BRIGHT SIDE so like this !!!

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  • October 8, 2019 at 4:31 am
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    Ha Get Out Troubled ones.. .. Lost boys mm m Yin Yang and Love Heals!

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  • October 8, 2019 at 4:33 am
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    I love your videos๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŽฆ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜€

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  • October 8, 2019 at 4:50 am
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    The ending of the story was nice. But i cant stop thinking about the parents, who just ditched them like that for 10 freaking years and pretended that it never happend! I cant stop to feel angry at those jerks

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  • October 8, 2019 at 5:01 am
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    It was amazing bright side ! Thank you !

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  • October 8, 2019 at 5:05 am
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    Great story !!!!!!!

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  • October 8, 2019 at 5:38 am
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    Dude can you make a video on how to solve ghost touch problem for any samsung phone

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  • October 8, 2019 at 5:50 am
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    Watching Asia

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  • October 8, 2019 at 6:00 am
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    Nice".!

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  • October 8, 2019 at 6:09 am
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    Do you ever take days off?

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  • October 8, 2019 at 6:10 am
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    Ummm…. story is too long ๐Ÿ˜ฏ๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ˜ฏ.

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  • October 8, 2019 at 6:11 am
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    Sir how you are making animations?

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  • October 8, 2019 at 6:20 am
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    Awesome do another man

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  • October 8, 2019 at 6:29 am
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    BRIGHT SIDE IS THE CHANNEL Y'ALL!!! Thanks so much for this inspiring video. You've inspired lots of the recent works on my channel. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ

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  • October 8, 2019 at 6:33 am
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    SO CUTE VIDEO ๐Ÿ˜ โค๏ธ ๐Ÿ‘

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  • October 8, 2019 at 6:37 am
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    At some point you will run out of ideas for your 3 time a day post channel

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  • October 8, 2019 at 6:39 am
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    Wow. Great story. More please.

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  • October 8, 2019 at 6:42 am
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    Awe๐Ÿ˜ƒthatโ€™s it? I want more ๐Ÿ˜† so the brothers Came back home ? Why mother tenderness left them in the bush then ๐Ÿ˜‚ cute little nonsense story

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  • October 8, 2019 at 6:52 am
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    How do you make this kind of stories ? You manage to have people watch the story quite a long time ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • October 8, 2019 at 7:11 am
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    ๐Ÿ˜ it delivered ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  • October 8, 2019 at 7:23 am
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    Interested but not creative , I like the story and the animation

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  • October 8, 2019 at 7:26 am
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    842TH LIKER. I WANT A HEART. LOVE STORIES

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  • October 8, 2019 at 7:26 am
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    I donโ€™t get it

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  • October 8, 2019 at 7:31 am
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    You are such a good narrater

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  • October 8, 2019 at 7:53 am
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    TIMESTAMPS:

    Fear, Greed, and Hollow 0:41

    What Honor and Tenderness decided to do 2:41

    No chance to escape… 4:14

    Strange things happening in the deeper woods 5:48

    How Fear, Greed, and Hollow came back home 6:41

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  • October 8, 2019 at 7:56 am
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    If people were named after their main qualities, what would be your name? ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  • October 8, 2019 at 8:05 am
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    Then…..My name would be "Patience"

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  • October 8, 2019 at 8:13 am
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    UwU best story ever…soo interestingโœจ๐Ÿ˜
    -Me 2019
    ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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  • October 8, 2019 at 8:13 am
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    Hi

    I'm furry

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  • October 8, 2019 at 8:21 am
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    I would be "impatient"

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  • October 8, 2019 at 8:41 am
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    cringe

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  • October 8, 2019 at 8:47 am
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    Press read more to make other comments invisible

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  • October 8, 2019 at 8:48 am
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    Hi! My name is "Shy"

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  • October 8, 2019 at 8:50 am
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    1like =1 subscribe
    All YouTubers that need help let's work together!!!

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  • October 8, 2019 at 8:53 am
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    Whoโ€™s watching in 2020

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  • October 8, 2019 at 8:58 am
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    Good story bro
    My name would be iressponsible

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  • October 8, 2019 at 9:00 am
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    I wanna know how to make the kind of this videos ๐Ÿ˜

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  • October 8, 2019 at 9:02 am
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    My name would be confident

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  • October 8, 2019 at 9:16 am
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    If I was named by my prime quality, Iโ€™d be Caring.

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  • October 8, 2019 at 9:27 am
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    Who wants Bright Side's first vlog? Like

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  • October 8, 2019 at 9:56 am
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    I got named on my trait.

    Forgot to introduce myself;I am mistake.

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  • October 8, 2019 at 10:03 am
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    You know what? I Am just getting addicted to BRIGHT SIDEโคโœŒ Love you sooo muchh

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  • October 8, 2019 at 10:04 am
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    Idk ..nice hentai btw

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  • October 8, 2019 at 10:09 am
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    visit me and kick me …lets work and support each other ..thank you ..

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  • October 8, 2019 at 10:37 am
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    Anyone from india

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  • October 8, 2019 at 10:45 am
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    Wait isn't this inspired by smurf

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  • October 8, 2019 at 11:44 am
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    Oh no pewdiepie comment format is taking over the rest of youtube!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    -Me 2019

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  • October 8, 2019 at 11:47 am
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    Hollow is hilarious 5:13

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  • October 8, 2019 at 11:55 am
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    Let meee see the moral of the story soo the girls are allowed to not have a high rate of being kidnapped and the parents let them out into the woods to be problematic kidnapped and the boys when they are six get left out in the woods till their eighteen wow so the moral of the story is that those parents have terrible parenting skills and should be arrested

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  • October 8, 2019 at 11:59 am
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    Are we supposed to assume that Envy had something to do with how the three boys turned out? Sorcery? I don't know…

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  • October 8, 2019 at 12:02 pm
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    Can you do more skin care videos please please ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡

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  • October 8, 2019 at 12:58 pm
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    Hello, my name is Depression..

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  • October 8, 2019 at 1:09 pm
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    Why people more scare at night than during the day , when they hear Gosh stories ?

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  • October 8, 2019 at 1:09 pm
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    I love this story

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