“I’ll explain it to you,” said Alissa the Fox, sitting down on her tail and licking her chops, “In the Land Of Fools there’s a magic field called the Field Of Marvels. You just dig a hole in the field, say “Kreckety, freckety, peckety” three times, put the gold in the hole, cover it up with earth, sprinkle a little salt on it, give it a good watering, then go to sleep. And the next morning a little tree with gold instead of leaves will grow out of the hole. See?”
Burattino hopped up and down -
“Come on Basilio,” said the Fox, turning up her nose huffily. “He doesn’t believe us, and more fool him.”
“No, no,” cried Burattino. “I do believe you! Let’s go to the Land Of Fools as fast as we can!”
[-Excerpt from Alexei Tlostoi's "The Little Golden Key (Or, The Advantures of Burattino, the little wooden puppet)"]
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© Joseph Izrael 2008