The Virgin Mary’s child
A long time ago there lived a poor woodcutter andhis wife. This couple had a daughter.
However, they were so poor that they couldn’t evenfeed their daughter.
Then one day, while the woodcutter was choppingwood in the forest a beautiful Virgin Mary appeared.
“Since you are living a hard life, why don’t you give me your daughter. I will take good care ofher for you.”
“Yes, I understand.” The Virgin Mary carried the child and went up into the heaven.
The child was able to eat delicious food, wear nice clothes, become friends with the angels andlived happily.
When the child turned 14years olds, the Virgin Mary left for a long journey.
“While I am gone take care of these 13 keys to heaven.
Out of the 13 keys you may open 12 of them, however, you must never open the last key.
If you open that door, unhappiness will come upon you.” “Yes, I will keep in mind.”
As soon as the Virgin Mary left, the little girl started opening door by door.
The little girl who had opened all the twelve doors wanted to open the last door as well.
Just then her fingers turned into glimmering gold.
A little while later, Virgin Mary returned.
When Virgin Mary saw the little girl’s finger, she knew that the little girl had not kept herpromise.
“Did you open the 13th door?” “No, I never opened it.”
Virgin Mary wanted to give the little girl another chance and asked her two more times. However, the little girl kept lying.