A Shepherd’s tale

William, a shepherd, was so poor that he could not afford food. He was forced to live on his sheeps’ milk. The milk tasted bad, and William couldn’t bear it. He became thin and sickly.

One day, he met another shepherd who lived on sheep’s milk. This shepherd was large and healthy. William asked him how he could drink the sheeps’ milk. The shepherd told him about a spell that made the milk sweet. William performed the spell, and sure enough, the milk tasted great. He soon milked the sheep so much that they cried in pain. William couldn’t stand hurting them. So he reversed the spell and resigned himself to the awful taste.

Henceforth, there were no ewes crying over spilt milk.


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