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David Martinez Professor S.Gates English 1A June 20, 2001 The Three Wise Men.

I remember growing up for part of my child hood living in Mexico City. I was about 4 years old when I moved to Mexico to live close to my grand parents and other relatives. In Mexico City there is a fairy tale tradition that is still practice these days. The fairy tale tradition is that of (Los Tres Reyes Magos) The Three Wise Men or also known as The Three Wise Kings. Their names are Melchor, Gaspar, and Baltazar and they ride on camels, Gaspar is the black wise man and they speak all languages because they are universal. The date is January 6th, when the three wise men come to your house and bring gifts for you. The only requirements are that you have to be a child, have to be sleeping the night of January 6th when they come to drop of your gifts and the last requirement is that you have to believe in them in order for them come.

My parents would tell me about them, the three wise men would come to my house to bring me gifts, the night of January 6th if I was sleeping. I had to be under good behavior in order for them to come and bring me gifts or else they wouldn't bring me nothing because the three wise men knew if you were good or bad. The gifts that the wise men bring are toys, clothing, school supply, shoes, bikes, and other stuff for the children.

My parents told my brother and I about the wise men and what they do. My brother and I believed our parents because we were kids and why would your parents lie to us. My brother...