тнe perιlѕ oғ greed: a мyтн (parт 2)
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Part two of the story!

тнe perιlѕ oғ greed: a мyтн (parт 2)

The story continued!!! Please read Part 1 before this if you haven't already :)

The story continued!!! Please read Part 1 before this if you haven't already :) Please enjoy!

The boy left the cave with a sense of belonging. He rethought the Serpent's last words to him.

The boy left the cave with a sense of belonging. He rethought the Serpent's last words to him. "Keep in mind, boy, that you have saved my life. This is no small feat."

The boy left the cave with a sense of belonging. He rethought the Serpent's last words to him. "Keep in mind, boy, that you have saved my life. This is no small feat." He came back to the village, and walked to the old man's home, where he lived.

The old man was kind, with wrinkles around his eyes, and had offered him care and warmth when he was alone and his family died. Even being old, he was still very much lively.

The old man was kind, with wrinkles around his eyes, and had offered him care and warmth when he was alone and his family died. Even being old, he was still very much lively. They lived like that for a few more happy months, and soon the Serpent was just a constant companionable hum in his mind.

However, nothing lasts forever. The old man's face became pale and his arms weakened from sickness, fingers gnarled and skin wrinkled, and his eyes bloodshot.

However, nothing lasts forever. The old man's face became pale and his arms weakened from sickness, fingers gnarled and skin wrinkled, and his eyes bloodshot. The young farmer slowly was overtaken by fear.

However, nothing lasts forever. The old man's face became pale and his arms weakened from sickness, fingers gnarled and skin wrinkled, and his eyes bloodshot. The young farmer slowly was overtaken by fear. It was when the old man lay on the brink of death that the young farmer ran back to the cave of the Serpent. In a panic, he relayed his dire situation.

The Serpent listened in silence, remembering how this young farmer has saved his life not a few months before.

The Serpent listened in silence, remembering how this young farmer has saved his life not a few months before. Finally he said, "take three of the scales on my back and stir up a broth.

The Serpent listened in silence, remembering how this young farmer has saved his life not a few months before. Finally he said, "take three of the scales on my back and stir up a broth. They retain magical properties, so feed them to this old man you hold so dear. He should be revived soon after."

The boy stared at the Serpent. Finally, he said, "won't that hurt you?"

The boy stared at the Serpent. Finally, he said, "won't that hurt you?" The Serpent looked him in the eye.

The boy stared at the Serpent. Finally, he said, "won't that hurt you?" The Serpent looked him in the eye. "It is true my scales won't grow back, and that removing then from my hide will result in unbearable pain, but no pain is worse than the grief born from death, is it not?"

So the boy quickly yanked three shining green scales off of the Serpent's back, and ran back to the old man.

So the boy quickly yanked three shining green scales off of the Serpent's back, and ran back to the old man. Miraculously, his health soon became better, and was back to his lively old self again.

After a long time, the poor farmer aged, no longer a boy but now a young man.

After a long time, the poor farmer aged, no longer a boy but now a young man. Word of the old man's near magical revival spread, and inevitably reached the ears of the emperor and empress.

It is at this time the emperor's daughter has come of age, and word of her beauty traveled across the land, as well as the news she was seeking a husband.

Invitations were sent out to many young men across the empire, those who impressed the palace. Miraculously, one of these such letters found its way to the poor farmer of the village.

The letter told all those who have received it to bring one item to the emperor,

The letter told all those who have received it to bring one item to the emperor, and whichever item was deemed the most satisfactory or treasured would ensure its finder the hand of the princess.

The letter told all those who have received it to bring one item to the emperor, and whichever item was deemed the most satisfactory or treasured would ensure its finder the hand of the princess. Now, it is fabled across this ancient land of the Mother Pearls, flawless jewels of eternal beauty that can light up the darkest night.

All of the suitors spanned across the land in hope of finding one of these Pearls. The farmer, however, stayed in the village, his heart dejected.

All of the suitors spanned across the land in hope of finding one of these Pearls. The farmer, however, stayed in the village, his heart dejected. Out of all the handsome men of this empire, he thought, what are the chances of me finding a Pearl?

Thank you for reading! Part three will be posted tomorrow

Written by: Diana

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