The First Strawberry

It is told that the first man and woman quarreled, and the woman left

her husband. He followed her sorrowfully, but she never once looked

back. At last the Sun took pity on the man.

"Do you still love her?" asked the Sun, and the man said he did, and

prayed to the Sun to help him win her back again.

Then the Sun caused all manner of delicious fruits to spring up in her

path. The woman saw luscious purple huckleberries, but she went right

on over them. A service tree laden with sweet red fruit stood in front

of her, and she passed it by. Finally she came upon a patch of scarlet

strawberries, the first that ever grew, and these she could not


She stooped to taste one, and at once the thought of her husband came

into her mind. All the sweetness of their love enfolded her, and she

stood quite still in the strawberry patch until he came up with her,

and embraced her, and they went back together.

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