Story of Jack Frost

There once was a boy who was unusually tall and frail. He had pale skin and was born with a white/silvery/grey hair. He was a very sickly child and his mother worried he would die young. Jack despite all his health problem didn’t want to die. There was so much in life he wanted to see, experience and live through. This will to survive and live helped him surpass the odds his mother originally thought were tragic.

One day Jack was walking back from the market place with a small basket of milk, eggs and some sugar his mother wanted. Jack grew tired and sat below a tree. Next to him was a beautiful blue flower that glistened and shone in the sunlight. A small spider was making its web from the flower to the tree and Jack was in awe. Then, out of no where, a white mouse leaped form the tall grass and bumped into Jacks leg. The mouse looked up at the withered giant that it had just ran into with terror and fainted. Jack looked to see what had made the small mouse flee and spotted a ginger cat crouching in the grass. Jack then stood up and started throwing rock at the cat in an attempt to scare the cat away. After the cat had fled, Jack looked down to see the mouse looking back at him in amazement. “Dear mouse,” Jack said smiling kindly. “You can go now, I have scared away the cat and now you can leave.” The mouse just stared at Jack with its big brown eyes and spoke. “Human, thank you for helping me, I wish you a good life and for this I shall grant you one wish, and I promise you, it will come true,” The mouse said bowing. Jack was surprised and thought for a moment. “I wish, dear mouse that you could watch over this flower for me,” Jack said pointing at the blue flower. The mouse was puzzled at Jacks strange request. “Surely you want something else?” the mouse said. “Like you pale skin to be gone, to be average height, or to be well, to get ride of your illness?” Jack shook his head and the mouse agreed to watch over and protect the flower from the coming winter. When Jack returned to the tree one morning covered in a thick coat, scarf and hat, he saw the mouse by the flower. Some snow had started to piled on one of the petals and the mouse brushed it off. “Thank you little mouse,” Jack said with the same grateful smile. The mouse smiled back happily. “Human, I have done as you wish, now may you grant MY wish?” the mouse asked. “I wish Human for two things, first, to tell me your name. Second, to take this flower and give it to the first human girl you see, after you marry and have children, I will return to this tree and wait for you. After you shall bring the flowers seeds and give them to me.” Jack nodded and followed the mouses request. He told the mouse his name was Jack Frost, then pick the pretty blue flower and walked to the village square. He knew who he was going to give the flower to. There was a girl with long blond hair, big blue eyes and a pretty face that live just down the street fro him. He wandered up to her and handed her the blue flower and she smiled back. After a few year they married and had three children. Jack then returned to the tree where he saw the mouse waiting for him not forgetting his promise. He carried twenty seeds his wife had given him in his hand. Jack crouched down to see the mouse and place the seeds down by the mouses feet. after sniffing the seeds for a second the mouse smiled at him. “Jack Frost,” The mouse said.” You now have children, a wife you have live a long happy life with and now I must take all these seeds but one. That one I will give to you.” After that the mouse gathered all the seed and leaped back into the tall grass, leaving Jack with one of the seeds. Jack picked up the seed and it had cracked open to see a wave of a beautiful blue sparkles and dust. Jack started to sneeze and cough as he then collapsed to the ground. Jack woke to find his wife and children. His wife was dabbing his head with a damp towel and the children staring at him from the foot of the bed. His wife told him that the baker had found him lying under the tree and that he had fall very, very ill. Jack had died a little while later. As he passed on he felt a cold breeze of the seed the mouse had gave him and returned as a spirit that now covers the ground in the cold and frost each winter. Later it was found that the mouse had planted the other seeds and they instead grew into white tilting flowers now referred to as the Snow-drop.

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