In one house there lived two girls – Rukodelnitsa and Lenivitsa, and with them a nanny. The needlewoman was a clever girl: she got up early, she put on clothes herself, without nurse, she was accepted for work: the stove was sinking, she kneaded the bread, she chalked the house, the cock fed, and then went to the well for water.
But Laziness, meanwhile lying in bed, bored with lying down, would say to herself: “Nanny, put on my stockings, nurse, tie my shoes.” Rises, sits down to the window of flies
One day the Rudolnik went to the well for water, dropped the bucket on the rope, and the rope broke off; the bucket fell into the well. The Rukovodelnits wept, went to the nurse to tell; And the nurse, Praskovya, was angry,
The needlewoman whipped up the feather bed, cleaned it in the house, made the dish, dressed the old man’s clothes and dyed the clothes, she did not complain. So the Rutherwoman lived with Moroz Ivanovich for three whole days. On the third day a handful of silver patches was poured into the bucket; gave a diamond – pierce the kerchief.
Returned home. The rooster shouted: ”
The Needle-bearer has a penny in a bucket!
The nurse told Lazyvitsa to go too. But Laziness did not get the pie, did not pick up the apples. I did not knock out the feather bed, the dinner was badly cooked, in a word, I did not do anything. On the third day Moroz Ivanovich gave a large silver bar, and in the other hand – a large diamond. I came home and bragged. Before I could finish speaking, the silver ingot melted and poured on the floor; He was nothing but mercury, which froze from the great cold; At the same time, the diamond began to melt. And the cock jumped to the fence and shouted loudly:
Laziness in the hands of an ice icicle!