Diamonds and toads
Once upon a time, there lived a fisherman and his wife. They had a little girl called Leena. The fisherman would set out for the river bank every day and come back with merely a handful for his family. One fine day, as he was setting up his fishing nets, he glanced to the side where he saw a baby floating down the river on a giant leaf.
My goodness! what is this baby doing here, floating in this river. I better carry her out, else she may drown. The fisherman carried the baby out gently and took her home to his wife. My dear, this child was floating on a leaf in the water. I had to save her and bring her home. We already have a daughter. How do you think we will be able to raise her?
The little girl was named Fiona. The farmer loved her as much as his own daughter. Over the years, Lena and Fiona grew up into two beautiful girls. While Leena grew up to be like her mother, Fiona was kind and caring... just like her father. The fisherman was very sick and soon died. Fiona was heartbroken. You brought us bad luck, you are bad luck. Soon the mother's aversion for Fiona grew more and more.
She started treating Fiona like a servant and exclude her from the family. She would make her eat in the kitchen alone and work continually. Apart from the daily chores, Fiona had to go twice a day to draw water, more than a mile and a half away from the house and bring home a pitcher full of it. One day she went to the fountain and sat there crying bitterly. Just then, a poor woman came up to her and said: Oh, beautiful maiden, may I please have a drink from your pitcher, from I am very thirsty. Why, of course you may.