The shoemaker and the elves there once lived a shoemaker with his wife they were very very poor, but was still always happy. Well i have just enough leather for one more pair of shoes what will we do now don’t worry my dear i’m sure something will happen and we will not starve i am tired now. So i will just cut out the weather tomorrow morning. I will wake up early and make the shoes the shoemaker cut the leather and left it on his work table he then went to bed I am so tired i hope i am able to wake up early or the shoes won’t be ready the next morning.
The shoemaker went to complete the shoes as soon as he woke up bringing my breakfast here my dear. I better get on with making the shoes but when the shoemaker went to his work table. He was in for a big surprise what is this how did the shoes get done. Hey wife I don’t here quickly what’s the matter are you okay take a look at this the shoes are ready.
What do you mean the shoes already you told me last night that you would complete them this morning. I know I know I don’t understand how they got done and are you sure you didn’t make them yourself and just forget about it you think I’m going crazy. I remember very well I only cut the leather the night before well I really don’t know what to say and look how beautifully, they have been stitched far better than i have ever done.
So myself just then a man enters the shop hey are those shoes for style sure. They are sir they look pretty good let me try them on and see if they friends the man tried the shoes on walking about. All there are perfect fit and so comfortable to hear keep this money and pack them up the shoemaker looked at the money and then at the man in surprised.
Now what are you looking at me for I think of giving you a fair price for those shoes pack them up fast. I mean a real hurry oh sure sir i’ll pack them in a minute as soon as the man left the shoemaker ran to his wife. A wife look at this that’s a neat sum of money we did you get it from you won’t believe a man came into the shop and bought the shoes.
He liked them so much that he didn’t even ask me how much they were for he just gave me the money and went away oh the good. Lord has been so kind to us, yes yes didn’t, I tell you something would happen i’m off to the leather shop now with this money. I can buy enough leather to make two pairs of shoes the Happy Tree Maker went to buy the leather for making two more pairs of shoes.
I better hurry back and start cutting leather. I have to cut it out for two pairs of shoes now the shoemaker returned home and called out to his wife. Look my dear i have bought such lovely leather far better than the earlier one. I’m going to get started to get two pairs of shoes ready you’ve just come back you must be tired come have your dinner and then you can start the cutting the shoemaker and his wife sat down to have dinner you cooked a very delicious dinner.
I must say I’ve eaten so much i wonder how i will work now. I’m glad you enjoyed the meal you deserve it you are a good and honest man thank you dear you’re a Good Wife too. I think you better just cut the leather and finish making the shoes in the morning make an early start and you should have them ready by afternoon. The shoemaker dear does his wife set after cutting the leather he kept it on the worktable as before and headed for bed and what a pleasant surprise he got again the next day two pairs of perfectly.
So shoes were lying on the worktable wife come here look at this you still think. I was imagining things yesterday that perfect shoes, but what is happening just then someone called out hello anyone. There oh it is the gentleman who bought the shoes yesterday. I hope there is nothing wrong with the shoes he bought the shoemaker. Let the man into his shop my friends like my shoes. So much that he wants me to pick up a pair for him I hope you have something ready come in come in. Sir, I have two pairs ready please see, if you like any are these are real smart ones.
I’ll take one for my friend and the other one for myself I must say you’ve done a very good job the shoemaker and his wife was so happy. They danced with joy that man has been very generous. I now have enough money to buy leather for several pairs of shoes. Every night the shoemaker would cut the leather and in the morning. There will be beautiful sound smart shoes sitting on his work table his shoes became so popular that people from far and wide came to buy them.
We had chest enough leather to make one pair of shoes and now we’re shoes are selling faster than. We can make them yes dear has been but don’t you think we should try and find out. How the shoes are being made every night oh yes why didn’t. I think about it someone is being very kind to us and I think we should know who it is but, how are we going to do that well.
I have an idea tonight we will hide behind the curtain and wait to see what happened that is indeed a brilliant idea. So that night after cutting the leather for the shoes the shoemaker and his wife hid themselves and waited to see what would happen and what an amazing sight. They saw soon after midnight so little elves jumped in from the open window after playing around for some time.
They went to the table and sat down there little nimble fingers went. So, click with lightning speed and soon the shoes were already in line up. They then jumped out of the window and vanished in a jiffy goodness gracious me. It is those little darlings you have been making the shoes all these days. They are so tiny but what a wonderful job, they do I wonder who they are and where they came from forget about that winter is setting in soon.
They will be feeling cold are yes you are right it’s time we gave them. A little gift for all that they have done for us. But what can we do for them. I know what I am going to make them tiny little shirts and pants and even little codes and you can make them. Cute little shoes what do you think that’s a wonderful idea let’s get about doing it and so the shoemaker and his wife spent the entire day making the gifts for the else. Oh what cute little pants and shirts the shoemaker’s wife made. She even made little bow ties to go with the counts and the shoe maker made the tiniest passive shoes for the little fellows.
I am so excited I can’t wait to see what they will do. When they see these once again that night the shoemaker and his wife hid behind the curtains and once again after midnight. The little elves jumped in and went to the table to start making the shoes. When there’s other clothes and shoes waiting for them. They looked out that was surprised then looked at each other and with a big whoop.
They grabbed the clients and quickly put them. On how happy they were they clapped and jumped excitedly and dance on the table. Singing silly songs we have new clothes. We have close we are so happy with our new roads after. A while the elves once again jumped out of the window and vanished. I am so glad our little gift gave them. So much pleasure yes so the gift was very small for what they did for us. Let them the little darlings the elves never came back but never again did the shoemaker and his wife ever have problems again for as long as they lived.