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The Little Peasant

By Itellyouastory

There was a certain village wherein no one lived but really richpeasants, and just one poor  one, whom they  called the little  peasant.He had  not even so much as a cow, and still less money to buy one, andyet he and his wife did so wish to have  one. One day he said  to her:«Listen, I have  a good idea, there is our  gossip the carpenter, heshall make us a  wooden calf, and paint it brown, so that it looks likeany other, and in time  it will certainly get big and be a  cow.» thewoman also liked the idea,  and their gossip the carpenter cut andplaned  the calf, and painted it as  it ought to be, and made it withits head hanging down as if it were eating.

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