One day, the weather changed for good. The clouds stopped coming back. Without the clouds, there was no snow at the top of the mountain. Without the snow on the mountain, there was less and less to melt for pan to flow into the river. As the river shrank, so did life in the village. Crops were harder to grow, and there was less tasty food to eat. There was less pan to drink, so on hot days, they had to stay inside. They couldn’t even play very much without pan: since they couldn’t splash it, pour it, or throw it on each other as often as they could before, there were fewer surprises to bring them joy.