Light of the moon


Once upon a time, there was a young man named Joseph in a village.

Joseph had no relatives and worked as a servant in a rich man’s mansion.

Early one morning, Hannah, a servant girl who lives in the mansion with Joseph, broke her master’s precious plate.


I said while crying.

“Well, it’s tough. What should I do? This is the plate that the master cherishes next to his life. If my master found out about this, I’m sure I’ll be kicked out of this mansion.”

Joseph said, looking at Hannah crying.

“Let’s pretend that I broke this plate. This is a secret between the two of us. That’s nice.”

“But then Joseph will be kicked out of the mansion.”

“I’ll be fine. I’m sure even the master will forgive me. It’s okay to cry now.”

Joseph reassured Hannah by saying that.

The two of them have been used by their masters in this mansion since they were young, and they have been encouraging each other.

The master, who woke up and came to the living room to eat breakfast, turned red and yelled before Joseph’s confession was over.

“This plate is an important thing that has been passed down from generation to generation. Get out of this mansion right now.”

Joseph, who was kicked out of the mansion, began to walk aimlessly. It’s cold and freezing outside. There is nothing in Joseph, who was kicked out wearing only clothes.

While I was walking, the sun went down before I knew it, and the area became completely dark. Joseph had no choice but to collect the dead branches and rest on them. When I looked up at the sky, the round and big moon was shining.

“It’s a beautiful moon. I’m sure it would be warm if that moonlight was in my hands.”

When Joseph mutters so, a ray of light from the moon comes straight down to Joseph, doesn’t it? The moonlight curled up and shone in Joseph’s hands.

“Oh, how warm it is.”

Joseph fell asleep before he knew it while holding the moonlight.

When Joseph was sleeping with a happy feeling as if he was wrapped in the moonlight, he heard footsteps of someone walking.

“Oh, I’m in trouble. It’s tough. I got lost.”

I heard a man’s voice.

When Joseph woke up, a man with a fine beard was standing.

“How can I help you?

“Oh, traveler. I’m on my way home from the city, but I seem to have completely lost my way. At least if there is a light, I can find the way.”

When Joseph heard that, he offered the moonlight in his hand to the man.

“Then, please use this moonlight.”

“I’m grateful for that.”

When Joseph tried to give the moonlight to the man, it almost disappeared in a blink of an eye.

“This can’t be done. I’ll be with you and light up the road.”

“Somehow, I’m grateful. Then let’s ask for it.”

Joseph was so hungry that he was really tired that he couldn’t walk another step, but he walked together while lighting up the man’s feet.

“You’re a traveler, aren’t you? Where are you going from now?

The man asked, so Joseph was honest about what he had done so far. The man was listening in silence.

After walking for a while, I saw a very big castle in front of me.

“What a splendid castle it is. Isn’t it many times bigger than the mansion where I worked? What kind of person lives in this castle?”

When Joseph was surprised and said,

“This is my castle.”

The man said.

“I was moved by your honest and kind heart. If you don’t have a place to go, why don’t we live together in this castle?”

The man was the king of this castle.

Joseph was liked by the king and was able to become the son of a childless king.

I had a hot meal in a warm room, and I was able to live a happy life that I couldn’t imagine since I was working as a servant in the mansion. I called Hannah, a servant, from the mansion, and the two of them got married and became happy.