The Old Folktale: Stone Soup

Once a beggar knocked on an old woman’s door.
‘Excuse me,’ said the beggar, ‘but could you share some of your food with me? I’m very hungry.’
‘I have nothing to share,’ said the woman. ‘My food is all gone.’
‘Well then,’ said the man, ‘I will feed you. I have a magic stone that makes the most wonderful soup. All I need is a large pot of water.
The woman was intrigued. ‘Imagine that,’ Soup from a stone!’ Then she went to get the pot.
The woman brought the pot of water and put it over the fire and the man dropped in the round grey stone and began to stir. After a little while the man tasted the soup.
‘This soup is good,’ said the man, ‘but it would be better if we had some salt and pepper.’
‘I think I have some salt and pepper,’ said the woman, and she went and got some.
So the man stirred the pot with the salt and the pepper and the round, grey stone. And the woman said, ‘Imagine that – soup from a stone!’
After a little while the man tasted the soup again.‘This soup is tasty,’ said the man, ‘but it would be tastier if we had some carrots.’‘I think I have some carrots,’ said the woman, and she went and got some long, orange carrots.
So the man stirred the pot with the long, orange carrots; and the salt and the pepper; and the round, grey stone. And the woman said, ‘Imagine that – soup from a stone!’
After a little while the man tasted the soup again.‘This soup is delicious,’ said the man, ‘but it would be more delicious if we had some cabbage.’‘I think I have some cabbage,’ said the woman and she went and got a leafy, purple cabbage.
So the man stirred the pot with the leafy, purple cabbage; and the long, orange carrots; and the salt and the pepper; and the round, grey stone. And the woman said, ‘Imagine that – soup from a stone!’
After a little while the man taste d the soup again.This soup is hearty,’ said the man, but it would be heartier if we had a bone.’‘I think I have a bone,’ said the woman, and she went and got a long, red bone.
So the man stirred the pot with the long, red bone; and the leafy, purple cabbage; and the long, orange carrots; and the salt and the pepper; and the round, grey stone. And the woman said, ‘Imagine that – soup from a stone!’
After a while, the man tasted the soup again. ‘This soup is thick,’ said the man, ‘but it would be thicker if we had some fine, white flour. ‘I think I have some flour,’ said the woman, and she went and got some fine, white flour.
So the man stirred the pot with the fine, white flour; and the long, red bone; and the leafy, purple cabbage; and the long, orange carrots; and the salt and the pepper; and the round grey stone. And the woman said, ‘Imagine that – soup from a stone!’
After a little while, the man tasted the soup again. ‘This soup is wonderful,’ said the man, ‘but it would be more wonderful if we had an onion.’ ‘I think I have an onion,’ said the woman, and she went and got a yellow onion.
So the man stirred the pot with the yellow onion; and the fine, white flour; and the long, red bone; and the leafy, purple cabbage; and the long orange carrots; and the salt and the pepper; and the round, grey stone. And the woman said, ‘Imagine that – soup from a stone!’
After a little while, the man tasted the soup again. ‘This soup is rich,’ said the man, ‘but it would be richer if we had some butter.’ ‘I think I have some butter,’ said the woman, and she went and got some creamy, yellow butter.
So the man stirred the pot with the creamy, yellow butter; and the yellow onion; and the fine, white flour; and the long, red bone; and the leafy, purple cabbage; and the long orange carrots, and the salt and the pepper; and the round, grey stone. And the woman said, ‘Imagine that – soup from a stone!’
After a little while, the man tasted the soup again. ‘This soup is just right,’ said the man. ‘Let’s eat!’ So the woman got two bowls, and they ate the soup. It was delicious. ‘Imagine that,’ said the woman, ‘Soup from a stone!’ ‘Imagine that!’ said the man.

Advertisements

Author: posiworld

I'm Cosmas Onyekwelu, A Social Media & Online Marketer, Author, Positive blogger &Web Developer #Generalist

2 thoughts on “The Old Folktale: Stone Soup”

Share your positive thoughts and comments

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s