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The Lonely Elf by Laura
The Lonely Elf - Laura
Once upon a time there was a lonely elf. She was very beautiful
and friendly. One day she said" "I can make people
happy!" She saw a stranger who was walking by her house.
He was a stranger and he said, " May I have something
to eat, would you give me some food?" Suddenly she
looked in his eyes and he looked in her eyes too. They both
fell in love, but she was an elf and lived a couple of hundred
years and he was a normal man who died when he was 87 years
She was so sad and cried the whole time and never smiled
again. She said, " I should move on a cloud away from
people." She lived in a cloud castle. She had a big
butterfly, which was beautiful. This butterfly showed her
emotions. If she was happy she was very colorful and all
the people who saw her became happy too. When she was disappointed
it was a brown violet color.
She was sad and grieving so she lived and cried on top of
her cloud castle. And that's the reason for the rain. If
the butterfly lands on the cloud it becomes a rain cloud
but luckily it is in good condition and does not land and
there are many sunny days. When it rains next time remember
the sad romance of the lonely elf.
Story and drawing by Laura
in the Storytelling program with Della .
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