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the tale of Ilona and the King’s Son

There have been as soon as orphans, a brother and a sister, who lived on my own within the previous farmhouse the place their fathers earlier than them had lived for plenty of generations. The brother’s identify was once Osmo, the sister’s Ilona. Osmo used to be an industrious adolescence, however the farm used to be small and barren and he was once demanding positioned to it to make a livelihood.

“Sister,” he stated in the future, “I imagine it would be good if I went out into the area and located work.”

“Do as you're thinking that top, brother,” Ilona stated. “I’m yes i will be able to deal with on the following alone.”

So Osmo started out, promising back for his sister once he might supply her a brand new domestic. He wandered in every single place and finally obtained employment from the King’s Son as a shepherd.

The King’s Son was once approximately Osmo’s age, and infrequently while he met Osmo tending his flocks he might cease and seek advice from him.

[Pg four] sooner or later Osmo instructed the King’s Son approximately his sister, Ilona.

“I have wandered a ways over the face of the earth,” he acknowledged, “and by no means have I noticeable so attractive a maiden as Ilona.”

“What does she glance like?” the King’s Son asked.

Osmo drew an image of her and she or he looked as if it would the King’s Son so appealing that without delay he fell in love with her.

“Osmo,” he stated, “if you'll pass domestic and get your sister, i'll marry her.”

So Osmo moved quickly domestic no longer via the lengthy land direction wherein he had come yet instantly over the water in a boat.

“Sister,” he cried, once he observed Ilona, “you needs to include me instantaneously for the King’s Son needs to marry you!”

He inspiration Ilona will be extremely joyful, yet she sighed and shook her head.

“What is it, sister? Why do you sigh?”

“Because it grieves me to depart this previous condo the place our fathers have lived for therefore many generations.”

“Nonsense, Ilona! what's this little outdated residence in comparison to the King’s citadel the place you are going to reside when you marry the King’s Son!”

[Pg five] yet Ilona in basic terms shook her head.

“It’s little need, brother! I can’t undergo to depart this previous residence till the grindstone with which our fathers for generations floor their meal is worn out.”

When Osmo came across she was resolute, he went secretly and broke the previous grindstone into small items. He then placed the items jointly in order that the stone regarded kind of like ahead of. yet after all the subsequent time Ilona touched it, it fell apart.

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