The Shoemaker and the Elves once upon a time, a shoemaker and his wifelived in a small village. They have been sort and sincere individuals who workedhard every day to make pleasant leather footwear, from begin to finish. The shoemaker reduce the leather into piecesand sewed them collectively to make each shoe. Then his spouse would place every pair in theshop window for sale. Even though that they had once lived a comfortablelife, they had not too long ago turn out to be poor. They involved that they didnt have enoughfood to devour. The shoemaker had only adequate leather leftto make one pair of shoes. The shoemaker desperately hoped he might sellhis final pair of shoes. He needed to make adequate cash to purchase foodfor dinner.So, the shoemaker began to cut the leatherto make the shoes. When he had completed, he set it down on theworkbench. It had gotten very late, so he decided tosew the sneakers together in the morning. He hugged his spouse and went to bed. Early the subsequent morning, the shoemaker wokeup. He got competent to stitch his last pair of footwear. When he acquired to his workbench, his eyes fellupon essentially the most gorgeous pair of footwear he had ever seen. The shoemaker puzzled and puzzled overWho might have made these stunning footwear. Later that day, a customer came into the workshopand admired the lovely footwear. They fit his feet so flawlessly that the customerpaid double the cash for them The shoemaker smiled at his spouse.We have enough money to buy leatherfor two extra pairs of shoes, he mentioned happily. Theres even slightly cash left overto purchase some meals for dinner. That night, just as earlier than, the shoemakercut leather-based for 2 pairs of sneakers and left them on his workbench. As he lay in bed, he proposal of how he wouldsew each pairs of footwear the following morning. The subsequent morning, the shoemaker aroused from sleep andsaw two beautifully crafted pairs of footwear waiting on his workbench. The shoemaker might hardly ever believe what hesaw! Before lengthy, two shoppers came to his workshopand bought the shoes. They too were so overjoyed with the shoes thatthey paid a good-looking price.The shoemaker and his wife now had enoughmoney to make 4 pairs of footwear and to purchase some scrumptious bread for dinner. That night, after dinner, the shoemaker cutthe leather for 4 pairs of sneakers and left it capable for the morning. He went to bed and slept good. Early the next morning, the shoemaker wokeup and observed 4 pairs of essentially the most excellent shoes ready on his workbench. The shoemaker had sold all four pairs by means of lunchtime. He now had sufficient cash to make eight morepairs of sneakers and to buy an apple pie for supper. And so it went on. Night time after night, the shoemaker cut the leather-based,and in the morning the footwear have been ready to be offered. The shoemaker puzzled and puzzled over whowas making the shoes, however he could no longer determine it out. One night, a few days before Christmas,the shoemaker had an idea. As he sat in entrance of the warm fireplace, he toldhis spouse his concept. We must keep up late at night time and tryto observe who’s making those wonderful sneakers, he said because the firelight flickeredacross his face.The shoemakers wife agreed, so that they stayedawake and hid in the back of a curtain. Because the clock struck middle of the night, the shoemakerand his spouse noticed two tiny elves dressed in tattered garments enter the workshop. In the blink of an eye, they had scamperedup onto the workbench. They picked up the reduce leather and began tosew it collectively as if with the aid of magic. Earlier than the solar had risen, they have been finishedsewing the sneakers. They positioned them carefully on the workbench,and then they disappeared as quickly as they’d come. The elves ran out into the bloodless, dark nightwith handiest their ragged garments to preserve them heat. The shoemakers spouse was once worried about theelves. I wish to make them some nice, warmclothes, she said to her husband as they ate breakfast. Maybe you might make them some tiny leathershoes to safeguard their feet from the bloodless? The shoemaker and his wife set to work cuttingand sewing the tiny clothes and shoes.That night, after her husband had laid outthe shoe leather-based, the shoemakers spouse placed the items on the bench. The tiny garments and leather-based sneakers lookedbeautiful in the lamplight. Once again, the shoemaker and his spouse hidbehind the curtain. At the stroke of nighttime, the elves regarded. They had been close to to begin their work whenthey observed the gifts unfold out earlier than them. They placed on their new garments and shoes andadmired each and every other. Then, as rapidly as they came, they were gone. The elves under no circumstances came back once more, but it surely didnot subject. The shoemaker and his spouse have been no longerpoor. They lived happily collectively for the leisure oftheir lives.The end.