Toads and diamonds by charles perrault biography
Usually their personalities and lives are left undescribed beyond the explanation that they have inherited the best portion from their parents. Made her eat in the kitchen and work continually:
The younger, who was the very picture of her father for sweetness of temper and virtue, was withal one of the most beautiful girls ever seen. As people naturally love their own likeness, this mother doted on her elder daughter, and at the same time had a great aversion for the younger. She made her eat in the kitchen and work continually.
Among other things, this unfortunate child had to go twice a day to draw water more than a mile and a half from the house, and bring home a pitcherful of it.
One day, as she was at this fountain, there came to her a poor woman, who begged of her to let her drink. Rinsing the pitcher at once, she took some of the clearest water from the fountain, and gave it to her, holding up the pitcher all the while, that she might drink the easier. And in speaking these words there came out of her mouth two roses, two pearls, and two large diamonds. How happens this, my child?
They were both so disagreeable and so proud4 that there was no living with them.
The youngest,5 who was the very picture of her father6 for courtesy and sweetness of temper,7 was withal one of the most beautiful girls8 ever seen.
As people naturally love their own likeness, this mother even doted on her eldest daughter and at the same time had a horrible aversion for the youngest--she made her eat in the kitchen and work continually.
The Fairies (also known as Diamonds and Toads)
Among other things, this poor child was forced twice a day to draw water above a mile and a-half off the house, and bring home a pitcher full of it. You are so very pretty, my dear, so good and so mannerly,15 that I cannot help giving you a gift.
When this pretty girl came home her mother scolded her for staying so long at the fountain. Free eBooks A - D.
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Poems by Sir Walter Scott. Short Poems by Holmes. Fanny protested, but the widow forcibly sent her to the well with instruction to act kindly toward an old beggar woman.
Fanny set off but the fairy appeared as a fine princessand requested that the girl draw her a drink from the well. The elder daughter spoke rudely to the fairy and insulted her.
The fairy decreed that, as punishment for her despicable attitude, either a toad or a snake would fall from Fanny's mouth whenever she spoke. When Fanny arrived home, she told her story to her mother and disgusting toads and vipers fell from her mouth with each word. The widow, in a fury, drove her younger daughter out of the house.