Essay for Elias

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This story is about an old man named Mr. Peters that gets three wishes because he saves a swan in distress, despite the swan fighting back. Little did he know that swan was actually the forest king! With a scowl on his mouth, the king retorted
“Well sir, I see you are presumptuous enough to know some of the laws of magic. You think that because you have rescued-by good fortune-the King of the Forest from a difficulty, you should have some fabulous Reward.” Of course, the man demanded three wishes, nothing more than less. Reluctantly, the kind forked over three magical leaves, which each contained the power to give the owner one wish.
“I wish I had a wife as beautiful as the forest.” He said. An incredible quacking and splashing emitted from the pond, almost sounding like the swan ruler was cracking up. Trying to ignore the cackling of the king, the man strolled to his car, wrapped himself with a rug and fell into a deep sleep. When he awoke, there before him was the most beautiful creature “… with eyes as blue-green as the canal, hair as dusky as the bushes, and skin as white as the feathers of swans…” from the third wish. Her name was Leita, and in the old man’s opinion, she made the perfect wife: she was gentle and friendly, cleaned the house, and cared for him greatly. But over a course of weeks, Leita started to get very sad, and the only time she was happy was when she returned from mysterious one and a half hour trips with no explanation.
One day, Mr. Peters was returning home when he saw Leita sobbing with her hands around another swan, who was crying too. Suddenly, everything clicked in place. Of course Leita was too beautiful to be a human, it was because she wasn’t a human, she was a swan! And the swan she was holding so tenderly was someone that he had torn her away from. Troubled, the man asks her, what’s wrong, and she responds: “This is my…...

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