Entertaining Stories for little ones
FAIRY TALES FOR KIDS
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The Taste of the Earth
“Let's give some more tasty black earth to the flower,” said the Mom.
“Is there a tasty earth?” the girl wondered.
“Aren't the cucumbers and tomatoes tasty?” mama asked.
“Yes, indeed,” the girl replied, “Very tasty.”
“All the flowers and vegetables grow from the earth, and it gives them its own taste,” mama explained.
“How can so many tastes be in the same earth?” the girl wondered.
“That is the earth's great mystery,” said the Mom.
The girl was lost in thought. She knew there can be soft black earth, the hard brown one, the yellow sand, the red clay, but she never knew the earth could be tasty. So she went out to the courtyard, laid down upon the grass and said:
“Why, Earth, are you not sweet, but the berries that grow upon you, are? You are not tasty, but the carrots which are within you, are?”
“Everything that growth from me, are my gifts to people, birds, and animals,” the Earth puffed heavily.
The girl did not dare to ask further questions. She understood that the Earth has a lot of work to do. It has to grow so many gifts, to feed everybody!
! Which are the tastiest gifts which Earth has grown for you?
In Spring, a girl went out to the forest. There was snow all around, but in thawed patches, the snowdrops bloomed.
“Flowers, you are going to freeze!” the girl exclaimed. “I have to take you home.”
So the girl plucked the snowdrops, brought them home and placed them in a jar of warm water. But the flowers' heads have soon drooped. The girl was saddened and started to weep.
“Don't cry,” she heard suddenly a soft voice. “You wished to warm us, but we cannot live without roots.”
“Were you not cold when you were amidst that snow?” the girl wondered.
“Of course we were,” the snowdrops said. “But we hurry to come out from under the snow, so that we may greet the Spring. The Spring is always so glad when it sees us. And when the Spring is glad, her happiness warms the air, and the snow melts away.
“Excuse me that I prevented you from greeting the Spring,” the girl said.
“Don't worry, the Spring has just came, and soon our brothers and sisters will come out all over the forest,” the snowdrops whispered.
From then on, the girl never plucked any snowdrops, but was visiting them every Spring, and their thin voices were joyfully greeting her.
“Greetings to you, little girl, from the first spring flowers!”
What will you do when you see the beautiful flowers in a forest or in a meadow?