One time my mom read me a story about a boy with a stick. The boy loved the stick and took care of it until his
father burned it in the fire on accident, and then the boy was say. Lesson: Your parents will ruin anything fun
you get ahold of, so don't trust them with anything!
Fyodor Dostoevsky is my favorite author. He has some sticks in his books. Below is a link to a PowerPoint
about his life. In the PowerPoint, there are no sticks.