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This is a story about an old women who lived in her hut alone and the only company she had was a pear tree. she spends all her time to take care of her pear tree. But the neighborhood would drive her crazy by people stealing the fruit.
One day a pilgrim stopped at the old woman's hut and asked her permission to spend the night under her roof. Aunt Misery let him in. She took car of him and fed him while he was there. when the pilgrim gave her her wish he left.
I wish that anyone who climbs up my pear tree should not be able to come back down until I permit it
Your wish is granted
All right, but before I go, I would like to pluck some pears from my beloved pear tree, to remember how much pleasure it brought me in this life. But, I am a very old woman and cannot climb to the tallest branches where the best fruit is; will you be so kind as to do it for me?
Time passed, and both Aunty Misery and her tree bent and gnarled with age. one day another traveler stopped at her door. This one looked suffocated and exhausted, so the old woman asked him what he wanted in her village.
I am death, and I have come to take you with me
With a heavy sigh like wind through a catacomb, Death climbed the pear tree. Immediately he became stuck to it as if with glue. and no matter how much he cursed and threatened, Aunty Misery would not give the tree permission to release Death.
Many years passed, and there were no deaths in the world. The people who make their living from death began to protest loudly.
Aunty Misery realized all this, and not wishing to be unfair, she made a deal with her prisoner,Death: if he proised nor ever to come for her again, she would give him his freedom. He agreed. And that is why so long as the world is the world, Aunty Misery will always live.
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