(Narrated by Jadon, typed by mommy)
Jadon: So Aristides was with another person. The judges believed Aristides and they said that they would punish the other person but Aristides said, not yet cuz they haven’t heard what he has to say for himself to have a fair play.
Mommy: Do you think that was fair and why?
Jadon: Uh huh. Because Aristides got to tell his story and the other person got to tell his story too.
Mommy: Why do you think it is important for the judges to hear from both Aristides and his enemy?
Jadon: So it is fair, so they can actually see who is right.
Mommy: What happened next?
Jadon: So, the Persians came to meet the Greeks at Marathon. The Greeks switched taking command for one a day. When it was Aristides turn, he thought his Captain would do better than he would so they did use his Captain and they got victory.
After the battle, the Persians ran away so fast that they dropped their things. Their gold and silver and made it so that the Greeks could go and get them. The gold and silver. The Greeks left Aristides so that he can watch the gold and silver for when they come back. They chose him because they knew he wouldn’t steal it.
One Persian who was hiding, he saw a Torch-Bearer and thought he was a prince. He bowed to him and showed him some buried treasure. The Torch-Bearer killed the Persian and took it the treasure for himself. He knew that he should have told Aristides but he didn’t and took the money for himself.
Mommy: What is the difference between Aristides and the Torch-Bearer?
Jadon: Aristides would save all of the stuff for the other people, the army but the Torch-Bearer would just take the money for himself.
Mommy: Who do you think is the better person?
Jadon: Because he was fair. He was honest.
Mommy: Why is being honest important?
Jadon: So you don’t lie. It’s nice. So you’re not mean to people and so people can believe you.