Treats from a stranger
by Micca Haynes Turner
(Laramie, Wyoming, U.S.A.)
Would You Trust this girl???
There was once a young little girl who was abused and beaten by her father. Her father felt no sympathy for her because he blamed her for making her mom leave.
The little girl would hide her bruises and when discovered, she would say she fell.
One day, a strange old woman when up to the girl and gave her a small velvet bag. she told her to take the bag home with her and the next time she "fell" to throw it all over herself.
That night the dad came home drinking and hit his daughter right away.
She quickly threw the dust from the bag around her while her dad staggered around getting ready to hit her again. The little girl screamed as the closer her dad got, he was dying. He fell into bones as the powder lost its power.
The little girl ran into the old woman the next day and screamed to her to take the bag back.
"But I can't," the old woman said as she tried to push the child away. the child began to cry. "But if you can solve my riddle you can give it back to me." The old lady said with a grin. "What is pretty but red and screams all through the night?" the old lady asked. The girl answered quickly "please don't hurt me." as the old lady threw of her disguise and transformed into a horrible creature and ate the girl.
Now the little girl roams the world with the old lady, never hurt or ugly in any way giving out little velvet bags to poor young children