Pearl Tears.

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Children Stories  |  House: Booksie Classic
Being nasty does not pay as this little story will show.

Submitted: June 04, 2014

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Pearl Tears.

For the last few minutes I thought that I heard someone sobbing. It was a young Fairy sobbing with all her might. I saw her sitting on a grass mound with a small pile of pearls on the ground in front of her. “What is the matter little one have you hurt yourself?” “ Are you sick?” “ What is the matter why are you crying so bitterly?” Still crying with the tears running down her cheeks she told me this little story.

 

An elderly woman was looking in the woods to see whether she could find something to eat. It was way out of season but being so hungry, she looked for the odd berry that perchance, might have been left over by the fruit pickers. The odd mushroom would have given her something to eat but alas there was not even a hazel nut to be seen although the squirrels bury them in the ground and an experienced eye can see these little mounds.

 

The Fairy had mocked the elderly woman and was not very nice to someone that was in hunger pain. Mimicking the elderly woman’s voice, she cried out, I am hungry is there nothing in all of the woods to eat? This enraged the elderly woman who took from her skirt pocket a magic wand. Pointing it at the Fairy she muttered these words. Your eyes will cry and you will sigh, until many pearls come from your eyes.

 

With this the Fairy sat herself down on this mound and began to cry each tear was a perfect pearl. I produced a small tray and collecting the pearls I at the same time counted them. Over a thousand tears did the Fairy shed and of course over a thousand pearls were in my tray. I carried the Fairy over to the stream where I gently washed her face and made her a little more comfortable. She had stopped crying and I felt that we were not alone.

 

Her Majesty had registered that a Fairy was in distress and had come to see what had happened. Hearing that the Fairy had not helped the elderly woman who was hungry. Her Majesty was very angry. Before Her Majesty could say anything more to the Fairy, along came the elderly woman. Have you cried the thousand tears? And where are the thousand pearls? I will take the pearls and thread them and sell them through the long winter months so that I can buy some food. It is not good to have to go hungry.

 

Her Majesty Queen Feeana said that it was a good thing and that the Fairy should go with the elderly woman who really was a Witch. She should stay one long winter with the elderly woman and share her way of life, it would teach her a lesson. The Fairy could easily have helped the elderly woman by giving her some Fairy Cakes. All Fairies can produce Fairy cakes it is taught them at a very early age.

 

The elderly woman made pearl necklaces and these she sold through the winter months. When the pearls ran out or were all sold. The Fairy cried her tears and new pearls appeared. The elderly woman and the Fairy through having to share the same hard life became very good friends and now she helps all that are in trouble. The pearly necklaces are still very much in demand and if you happen to receive one. Know that they are small pearls from the tears that ran out of a Fairies eyes. The Fairy has long since gone back to her friends the other Fairies and she can, thanks to the elderly woman, still cry these small wonderful pearl tears.

 


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