Summary Of The Story Of Cock A Doodle Doo

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There was once a widow who had two daughters one of whom was beautiful and industriousand the other ugly and lazy. She behaved most kindly, however, to the ugly one cruelly tothe other because she was her stepdaughter and made her do all the hard work and live likea kitchen maid. The poor maiden was forced out daily on her highroad and had to sit by thewell and spin so much that blood ran from her fingers.Once it was happened that her spindles became quite covered with blood so kneeling downby the well she tried to wash it off, but it fell down due to her misfortune. Her motherscolded her terribly and behaved very cruelly and at last said, “Since you have let yourspindle fall in, you must yourself fetch it out again!"Then the maiden went back …show more content…
Our golden maid's come home again." Then she went into her mother'shouse and because she was so covered with gold, she was well received.The maiden related all that had happened and when the mother heard how she had comeby these great riches, she wished her ugly, lazy daughter to try her luck. So she was forcedto sit down by the well and spin and in order that her spindle might become bloody, shepricked her finger by running a thorn into it and then, throwing the spindle into the well, shejumped in after it.Then like the other, she came upon the beautiful meadow and traveled on the same path.When she arrived at the baker's, the bread called out, "Draw me out, draw me out or I shallbe burnt. I have been baked long enough." But she answered. "I have no wish to makemyself dirty because of you", and so went on.Soon she came to the apple tree which called out, "Shake me, shake me…my apples are allquite ripe." But she answered. "You do welcome me…perhaps apples will fall on my headand so she went on further. When she came to "Old Mother Frost's" house she was notafraid of her teeth for she had been warned and so she engaged herself to her. The first dayshe set to work in earnest was very industrious and obeyed her mistress in all she said toher for she thought about the gold which she would present to her. On the second day,however she began to idle…on the third, still more so and then she would not get up in themorning. She did not make the bed either as she was suppose to and the feathers did notfly. So the old woman got tired and dismissed her from her service which pleased the lazyone very well for she thought; "Now the gold-shower will come."Her mistress led her to the door…but when she was beneath it, instead of gold, a tubful ofpitch was poured down upon her."That is the

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