A very old, secret as a crime and highly treasured fairy-tale about a resourceful 3d mink lashes with eyelash case , his quarrelsome wife, a little fish and the deep blue sea.
Only since my lyre arouses good feelings, people shall be for ever pleased with me.
He is blissful, who believes-it’s warm to him in living in the world.
Woe be to them who grumbles without having thrown off the shackles of their sins or their vices.
Lrsmn Listen, kids, I have a tale to tell you, it came down to us from the good old days: once upon a time many ages ago there lived an old man alone together with his old woman right beside the blue sea that was like a beautiful golden dream. They’d happily lived on short commons in their tumbledown earth-house for exactly three and thirty years, if a day, and didn’t twiddle their thumbs but so that to make a living the Old Man worked his guts out and fished everyday with his sweep-net as well as the Old Woman span her yarn for sale. In one the most exceedingly lovely and lucky Sunday morning at an ungodly hour when still in the sky the stars was shining and the crescent moon was seen the Old Man in very high spirits once threw out his sweep-net into the sea, it got back with nothing but slime. Another time he flung it, the sweep-net was back with nothing but seaweed. Well then, the third time the Old Man cast his sweep-net, it came back with nothing but a little fish, not an ordinary one but an exquisite irradiant golden thing. And then all of a sudden, would you believe it, the Little Golden Fish besought him, it said in human voice: ‘Could you please, my dear old fellow, let me go free into the deep blue sea! I would be no end obliged, if you would do it. I shall give you the costly ransom for myself and buy off in anything at all you badly wish and like’. At the first place the Old Man looked greatly amazed and with hair erect was even scared out of his wits: he’d fished at least for three and thirty years, yet never heard that any fish should speak. However, here a bright and affectionate smile that seemed to reveal his whole sweet soul came to his lips, he released the Little Golden Fish and from the bottom of his heart said to it endearing words: ‘Lord love you, my darling little one? I hardly wish you any harm. By no means I need your ransom. Really there’s nothing I want more than that you should be happy and contented. Please, return into the deep and under widespread 3d mink lashes with eyelash case of the sea just do everything with pleasure and enjoy yourself in freedom.’
The Old Man went to the sea, the blue sea got troubled. He began calling the Little Golden Fish, it came swimming to him and asked: ‘Hail, my dear old fellow, what do you want? Can I be of service to you? Just say the word, I’m ready to do whatever you wish!’ The Old Man bowed low and answered it restlessly: ‘Your Excellency Lord Fish, please help us and have mercy on us! Would you be so nice as to do a good deed? My old woman have grown more silly then she was formerly and disturbed the peace of my mind. Since she took to nagging me I haven’t enjoyed even a moment’s rest. Now she doesn’t want to be a common peasant woman any longer, but desires to be a noble lady. The Little Golden Fish said to him kindly in reply: ‘Don’t be too fussy and go on so! It shall be as you wish. Make yourself easy on this point I shall attend to it. More power to your elbow!’
And thus about a week or a fortnight went. The Old Woman became still more stupid than she had been previously and sent the Old Man to the Little Golden Fish again: ‘Will you kindly return and bow to the Little 3d mink lashes with eyelash case Fish. I don’t want to be a noble lady, but most ardently desire to live in grand style in careless 3d mink lashes with eyelash case , so that they to make a fuss of me as a sovereign queen!’ The Old Man was afraid and implored her: ‘Ah me, wife, you will drive me mad. Have you taken leave of your senses? How crazy can get? No, do you really think it is feasible? You have neither an imposing bearing nor any correct articulation and will make the laughing-stock of yourself for the whole kingdom!’ The Old Woman got more angry and out of spite splendidly fetched him a box on the ear, a whole skin of his cheek had been terribly burnt. And then like out of the frying-pan into the fire: ‘That’s the limit! What impudence! Bite your tongue and shut your mouth! How dare you, fisherman, contradict me? I’m a lady! Let me give you some advice, do you hear, I’ll thank you not to argue with me and to split hairs. There’s one thing more, blockhead, that I must tell you. You are not attending at all. Listen, rogue, to me when I speak. There’s no standing still. So you’d better go to the sea while the going’s good. Also, mind you don’t put your foot in it and make a real mess of things. Take care of playing square, or else, it’s quite likely you’ll have to go against your will’.
The Old Man went to the sea, the blue sea became black. He began calling the Little Golden Fish, it came swimming to him and asked: ‘Hail, my dear old fellow, what do you want? Can I be of service to you? Just say the word, I’m ready to do whatever you wish!’ The Old Man bowed low and answered it restlessly: ‘Your Excellency Lord Fish, have mercy! Pardon and help us! Would you mind doing a great favor? My old woman is in a white rage again, she doesn’t want to be a noble lady any longer, but desires to be a sovereign queen’. The Little Golden Fish said to him nicely in reply: ‘Don’t worry, be happy! You may well rest assured. The Old Woman shall be a queen. Cheer up, go and may God help you!’
In the next place the Old Man came back home. Well, and what was all that? Little he dreamt such a thing was possible. The powerful impregnable walls of a king’s castle there rose before his astonished eyes. In the castle he saw his old woman, she sat on the throne in the state-room as a queen. The dukes and the earls richly dressed in smart clothes regarded it high honor to serve her. They poured with much consideration good foreign wine into her goblet. Imagine that, Great Scott, the Old Woman was given to the 3d mink lashes with eyelash case ! She drank wine as a fish and tasted a piece of the gilt sweet honey gingerbread after it. The redoubtable able-bodied black-bearded bodyguard with halberds stood around swaggering in a prodigious number. They held their formidable arms over their square broad shoulders. When the Old Man had seen them he was so highly frightened that he bowed down to the very ground before his old woman: ‘How goes it, my terrible queen? Well, I see you’re doing fine! I wonder now whether you can be feeling inclined to sing delirious with delight?’ But the Old Woman didn’t even bat an eyelid and give him so much as a glance. In fact, she merely bade to get him directly taken out of her sight. Here straight away at short notice a whole crowd of nobles came tearing up. They caught the Old Man by the scruff of the neck and chucked him exultantly out. Then in the passage the bodyguard ran rapidly up and very nearly killed him with their sharp halberds. After a while in the market-place the common folk jeered and sneered and had a fling and a tilt at him: ‘It serves you right, old lout! Next time you, boor, shall keep your distance! The cobbler must stick to his 3d mink lashes with eyelash case !’