The Golden Key
In the wintertime, when deep snow lay on the ground,
a poor boy was forced to go out on a sled to fetch wood.
After he had gathered it together,and packed it,
he was so frozen with cold
that he decided to light a fire and warm himself a little.
So he scraped away the snow,and as he was clearing the ground,
he found a tiny golden key.
He thought that where the key was,there must also be a lock,
and dug in the ground and found an iron chest.
If only the key fits!
He thought;no doubt there are precious things in that little box.
He searched,but could find no keyhole.At last he discovered one,
but so small that it was hardly visible.
He tried it,and the key fit perfectly. Then he turned the key,
and now we must wait until he has unlocked it and opened the lid,
and then we will learn what wonderful things were lying in that box.