Four Brothers Go To War III

The smith’s boy received a red rock;

 

the baker’s boy, a black one;

 

the miller’s boy, a green one;

 

and the youngest — the salter’s boy

 

… to his delight accepted a chunk of misty-milky crystal through which he could view the world.

He peered into and beyond his gift. He cried out to his brothers, “All about us stand invisible rooms and stairways. I can almost see them with my stone."

The older brothers laughed good-naturedly and let the lad believe as he might.

 

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