Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A Fairy tell

Amiya Chatterjee
10:41 AM (1 hour ago)
to nivedita
There was a princess. She was beautiful.
One morning when she woke up she still half asleep felt a
fragrance. It was beautiful . She smiled . She looked for the source 
of the fragrance and finally found it 
It was a piece of Sandal wood. She loved it . She held it to her chest , she held it in her arms , she put it under the pillow, over the pillow, on her work table
, she danced with it , she sang for it.The fragrance of the sandalwood followed her every where  as if it said " I love you little girl "
Every night the princess went to bed  with the sandalwood next to her pillow. She fell in sleep with the fragrance . Every morning she woke up with the fragrance hanging round her.
One day she thought , she should have a box to keep the sandalwood in.
She started praying hard, very hard. A few days passed. Then one fine morning when she woke up she found a Beautiful ornamented box next to her pillow. She was overjoyed. She could now Captivate the  fragrance of sandalwood forever.
So she brought the piece of sandalwood and tried to keep it inside the box.
But sadly the piece wouldnt fit into the box. whatever way she tried , the piece wouldnt go completely, and always an edge stuck out.
Then the princes brought a sharp knife and cut the edge of the sandalwood which stuck out.She was desperate. She kept on cutting edges which appeared to refuse to fit in the box,The princess cried and cried.She fell asleep. In her sleep she dreamt. The sandalwood  appeared and said" you cut me so much that I am bleeding . I cannot stay with you any more. I am going back to my home in the forest. You cut many chips from my body. Keep them into that box.In the evening when you sit in your prayer room burn one chip as your incense. I shall then be with you, hugging you. Good bye my princess"
The princes woke up only to find the box next to her pillow. It was full of Sandalwood chips which she cut for many many days .

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