Second Tale!!! Bitter Apothecary and a Parson. The lesson of the second tale is that belief is important.
Destroy it all! Trash it all! The Apothecary deserves it! The more I destroy the better I feel.
The Apothecary was a pharmacist that sold medicine that came from parts of the yew tree. See the apothecary was getting buisness but the world was changing with factories and they filled the air, but there was still some green left(Ness 105).
What did I do. This is not the Apothecary's house, it's my grandmas house. You tricked me!
This is where the Apothecary lived and worked, but less people wanted to buy his medicine. The reason they left was because of the Parson's teachings. The Apothecary wanted the yew tree, but the Parson would not let him take it for his work(Ness !05-106).
Don't tell me I didn't warn you.
You are the worst!!!
One day the Parson's daughters grew ill. The Parson begged and begged for the Apothecary to save his daughters. The Apothecary asked the Parson if he would give up his beliefs and thoughts. The parson said he would, so the Apothecary shut his door and did not heal the Parson's daughters(Ness 106)
You told me to destroy it so I did! These were your words and not mine.
The next day the Parson's daughters died and I came walking. I destroyed the Parson's house and everything in it. I did this because the Parsonage gave up all of his beliefs so that his daughters can be healed. It is important to keep your beliefs no matter what(Ness 106-107)
The Parson was not true because he gave up his beliefs(Ness 107).
Beliefs are who you are. They shape you and bond you. Never let go of them(Ness 108).