Dreaming of Youth
Long ago, when there were few
people living on the earth,
there was an old lady and old man. They never had any
children and they wished for one child. But they were
old an couldn't have children. They lived in a small house
far way from other houses, almost in the forest. When
the winter came they just sat in their little chamber.
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"We must raise a child or we'll die of loneliness," said the wife.
"But how?" the old man asked.
"We can try the Pinocchio bit," suggested the wife.
"Right," he grunted.
"Or we can raise a pig, like Fern," she added, hopefully.
"Uh-huh. Some kid," he scoffed.
"Or we can pray," she said as a last resort.
"I'm willing to try it," he relented.
So they prayed for a child to raise. They prayed to be young again.
They were hoping for a Biblical miracle.
What they got was very disappointing. A wooden pig puppet with a very long nose.
And all it ever did was grunt.
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