Lazy Soulé

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Once upon a time there was a boy whose name was Soulé, and he lived with his mother in a remote village. They were very poor, and the old woman got her living by weaving cloth, but Soulé was so lazy that he would do nothing but play all day. So they called him Lazy Soulé. His mother could not get him to do anything for her, and at last told him, one day, that if he did not begin to work for his food she would send him out and away from their house.
Thus Soulé, went out and hired himself for the next day to a neighbouring farmer for a penny; but as he was coming home, never having had any money before, he lost when passing over a little river.
"You stupid boy," said his mother, "you should have put it in your pocket."
"I'll do so another time, mama" replied Soulé.
Next day, Soulé went out again and hired himself to a cow-keeper, who gave him a small pot of milk for his day's work. Soulé took the pot of milk and put it into the large pocket of his dress as his mother had advised, spilling it all, long before he got home.
"That was foolish of you”, said the old woman; "you should have carried it on your head."
"I'll do so another time, mama" said Soulé.
Again on the next day, Soulé hired himself to a farmer, who agreed to give him a bowl of millet. In the evening Soulé took the bowl of millet, and went home with it on his head. By the time he got home the bowl was empty, as the millet had been all eaten up by birds flying overhead.
"You stupid oaf," said his mother, "you should have carried it very carefully in your hands."
"I'll do so another time, mama" replied Soulé.
Next day again, Lazy Soulé again went out, and hired himself to a baker, who gave him a little dog. Soulé took the dog, and began carrying it very carefully in his hands, but the dog bit him so much that he had to let it go. When he got home, his mother said to him,
"You silly fellow,


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