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The Three Wishes Story

This is the short fairy tale called “The Three Wishes“. Once upon a time, a woodcutter and his wife lived in the forest. He worked very hard. They were poor but very happy. One day, the woodcutter looked for some trees to cut. He found a very strong, tall tree in the forest. When he tried to chop it down, he suddenly heard a voice. More about The Three Wishes Story.

“Please, help me!” The woodcutter looked for where the voice came from. It came from the fallen tree behind him. He looked down and saw a fairy under the tree. The fairy’s wings were stuck under the fallen tree! “Please, help me get out of here. My wings are stuck under this tree.” “Oh poor fairy, but how can I remove this big tree?” the woodcutter asked. “I will tell you how to get me out,” the fairy said.

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The woodcutter did what the fairy had told him. He used the axe and rock for leverage. “Very well. Thank you!” the fairy said. “Now, you can go. I have to chop down this big tree before it’s dark,” replied the man. “I’d like to thank you for saving my life. Go back home and make three wishes. Then, all three wishes will come true,” the fairy said. Also read, Pinocchio Story.

The woodcutter ran into the house. “Oh! Dear, first make a delicious meal from what you have, I am very hungry now. Then I’ll give you surprising and wonderful news!” said the woodcutter to his wife. “Oh, we only have some soup. I wish we had some sausages too,” cried the wife. Suddenly, some sausages appeared on the table.

“Oh no! A fairy gave us three wishes. Now we only have two left! You wasted a wish! Oh, I wish these sausages were stuck in your nose!” shouted the woodcutter. Suddenly, the sausages stuck in his wife’s nose. “What’s going on here? Ahhh!” cried his wife. “Now, we’ve used up two wishes. But oh, how funny you look. Ha! Ha! Ha!” the woodcutter laughed. You may also like to read, Hansel And Gretel.

His wife was getting angrier, “I’ve sausages stuck in my nose. Why are you laughing? Help me! Oh, I wish…” “No! No! Please, stop! Be careful what you say! We have only one wish left. First, let’s try to take the sausages out of your nose,” the woodcutter advised. So, they tried to take the sausages out of her nose. They put grease on them and pulled. They pulled and pulled some more! But the sausages were still stuck in her nose.

The woodcutter and his wife were very sad. “What should we do now? I wanted to wish for a big house and food but only one wish is left. But I can’t live with the sausages in my nose,”  cried his wife. The woodcutter thought for a while and said, “We have no choice. We must make our last wish to get the sausages out of your nose!” The wife was relieved and wished to remove the sausages from her nose. Also read, The Gingerbread Man.

And finally, the sausages came out of her nose. “What a waste! I was going to wish for some firewood to keep us warm this winter!” His wife said, “Honey, I really thank you for using last wish for me.” Both of them realized that they were happy before the three wishes.

And they could be happier without them. At last, they ate the sausages for supper and enjoyed their meal. They both loved each other’s company and lived happily ever after. Also read, The Three Little Pigs.

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