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Iris the Rainbow Maker

By: Allyssa S.
Ohio, Age 13


One rainy day iris was sitting with her husband. She was saying “today I’m going to make a double rainbow”. She called her sisters and brothers of the colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet).
They help make the double rainbows by following the path of a ray of sunlight as it enters and is reflected inside the raindrop. But not all of the energy of the ray escapes the raindrop, after it is reflected once. A part of the ray is reflected again and travels along the Inside the drop to emerge from the drop.
Although it’s too much work for iris she lets her brothers and sisters help her make the double rainbows. Iris stopped and was thinking what was missing. Iris had two rules” she never lets them not help her, (iris, the rainbow maker, makes rainbows) and “she never is selfish to people .
Her brothers and sisters put each of their colors in the double rainbow. When they did everything they sent it out to plant earth for the people to see. Iris stopped, thinking I did a good job. All of them jumped up and down like banshees. So that’s how the rainbows came to be. Never be selfish to others, and always let people help you.