There was once a small boy. He loved sweets.
If he could, he would have them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Of course, he wasn’t allowed to (as am sure none of you are!)
Every evening he would stop by his favourite sweet shop.
He would find any excuse to go into the shop –
‘Oh! Have forgotten my gloves here. Mind if I take a look around?’
Or he would say
‘I thought I left my books here, let me check for them’
‘I am feeling faint, am going to lie down here for a while’
His dream was to be trapped inside the sweet shop and eat up all the sweets when everyone else was fast asleep.
And one day, his wish came true.
This particular evening, he decided to get into the sweet shop and then hide behind the huge sweet barrel.
That way, he could stay back even after the shop was closed. Nobody would see him.
And that’s what he did. The last customer left the shop and the old shop keeper locked up the shop.
The little boy waited for 5 minutes before poking his head out. Not a soul in sight. Just him and the sweets!!! Bliss!
He felt giddy just trying to decide which sweet to have first. He finally decided on a caramel filled chocolate bar. He sat himself comfortably in one of the chairs and took a big bite. Before he knew, he had finished that bar and the next and the next!
Suddenly he felt one of his teeth grow! It started growing long, much longer than the rest. It became as long as his hand, then twice as long! The tooth grew and grew and the little boy could no longer stand. He was soon dangling from the tooth.
The little boy rose up, high and higher. The boy and the tooth shot up through the roof of the sweet shop. He could soon see the roof tops, and then the tree tops. A few more minutes, and he was far above the ground – among the clouds. The tooth had finally stopped growing.
The little boy was terrified. All he wanted to do was, to go home – eat spinach, even! The whole night he was stuck there high among the clouds, balanced on that looooong tooth of his.
When morning came, the villagers were horrified to see the boy high up in the skies.
The fire brigade couldn’t find a ladder tall enough to reach him.
The dentists couldn’t find a drill big enough of get that tooth out.
Nobody could find a saw that was sharp enough to cut the tooth.
Soon it was night again and they all went back to sleep, except for the little boy. He started crying first softly and then it became a howl loud enough to awaken the nearest fairy. Ah, sorry, I forgot to mention this – fairies used to sleep in clouds.
The worst part about sleeping in clouds is that you never know where you will wake up. You could grab a comfortable cloud thats floating right above London Bridge and wake up in Timbuktu! Some fairies had taken to sleeping in trees, but this annoyed the bats a great deal.
So back to the fairy who was woken up by the boy’s cries.. She flew over to the little boy and almost flipped when she saw that loooooong tooth! The boy pleaded with the fairy to help him out. She got hold of the nearest cloud and sat herself comfortably on it. And then she thought and thought and thought (and almost slept off)
All of a sudden she had a brilliant idea! She flew up high above the clouds and got to the cloud that was closest to the morning sun. It was coloured pink and tasted like strawberry.
She took this cloud to the little boy and had him eat it little by little. The tooth started shaking little by little and soon just dropped off all the way to the ground beneath!
The fairy flew the boy down and he landed safely on the ground.
Now, our fairy was a very creative and talented fairy who always had some really good ideas. She took a long look at that long tooth and had the most brilliant idea!
She flew high up into the clouds with the tooth and built the most wonderful bed out of it. She could finally sleep in one place without fearing that she would drift off in her sleep! She took the fluffiest cloud that she could find and placed it on the bed as a mattress.
She made all sorts of other things with the tooth – chairs, tables and everything a house would need.
Soon, little kids all over the world started leaving their fallen tooth under the pillow for the fairy. She would leave behind money for their tooth and would use it to build more and more of her house!
Now, can you guess who this fairy is? Yes, that’s our Tooth Fairy 🙂