A CHRISTMAS STORY - THE SHOEMAKER AND THE ELVES
There was a shoemaker & his wife who were very poor. One day, there was no more leather left. Hungry they went to bed.
When they woke up the next day, they found a shining pair of shoes. They wondered where these shoes had come from. A man, who was passing by, saw the shining shoes & bought them at a good price. The shoemaker & his wife were happy.
The next morning, the shoemaker saw another pair of new shoes. He told his wife the good news. The two decided to keep a watch that night to find out who was being so kind to them.
At night, when everybody else was asleep,they waited secretly. They saw two elves! The elves were deep in their work, making shoes for them. By morning, they had made many new shoes. When they saw the elves had nothing to wear they decided to make new, warm clothes for them as winter was approaching. They kept their gift in the work shed the next night and hid behind the door. At midnight, the elves came again and saw the beautiful, tiny clothes. The elves were so happy with their new clothes that they sang and danced. They knew that the shoemaker and his wife no longer needed their help & went away to help someone else in need.
Adapted from –www.shortstoriesshort.com
May all the sweet magic Of Christmas conspire To gladden your hearts And fill every desire.
Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year 2017.