Little Boy Doll
There was this
old house and it sat way back in the woods and it had been there for over
one hundred years. In the house was some of the old things that were there
from the beginning. When the people left they could not take all their
things and especially the things in the attic.
The house was
sold to a woman who lived in town and had a junk store. There in the
attic was an old, old trunk and in the trunk were all kinds of things, a
wooden fire truck, a little wooden car, a mirror trimmed with diamonds
and a little gold cup. Then there was one special
thing...whoops....can't get ahead of myself. Lets just see how these things
come to life and what made them come to life for a little girl
Once up a time there was a
little girl She and her Mom and Dad were very rich, they had anything
they wanted. All the little girl wanted was a little brother to play with...
WELL....one day she cried so hard, "please Mommy, I just want a little
brother". The Mother didn't want to disappoint her daughter so she went
into town to find a very special gift and there she saw a little boy doll in
the window of a very old store. He was so handsome. He was all dressed up in
a little suit and tie and looked like a prince, almost like a real
She went inside and there sat
a little old woman all wrinkled. She sat in a very old chair and it was so
dark in there. The lady noticed there were toys scattered on the floor but
she didn't see any children. There were little wooden cars and trucks laying
also on the floor. The lady ask how much the little boy doll was and the old
lady said that's a magic doll. The Lady stood back and she was thinking the
old woman is kinda crazy. "In what way is the doll magic"? she
asked. HEH HEH HEH...laughed the old woman, you don't want to know.
"Yes I do" she said. She sat down next to the old woman and waited
for her to tell her the story.
Well, she said I buy
stuff from people all the time and put it in my store and resale it. One day
a man came in and said he had an old house for sale and I could have
all the things inside. I bought it and this was over 50 years ago. Well I
don't live in the house anymore and I only took what I wanted from the
house, a trunk left in the attic. I brought it to the store and as I opened
it I saw a beautiful gold cup and a mirror with diamonds around it and a
note that said....my son is asleep, if you feed him water from the cup and
let him look into the mirror he will become a little boy. At first I
looked and he looked like a regular little doll, but I thought I would try
it. You see I never had any children and I had always wanted a little boy.
I did as the note said and it worked. He became real.
It seems as if
there was something you are supposed to add to the water but I can't think
of what it was. The only problem is as I grew older and could not play with
the little boy he began to turn into a little doll again, now I still have
all his toys and the gold cup and the mirror but I am too old. He needs a
child to play with, one with an imagination that can keep him alive. The
lady wasn't sure about the old woman's story but she knew how badly her
daughter wanted a little brother so she decided to buy the doll and see if
the magic of imagination really worked.
She took the doll home and all
the things that came with him. Little Janie was so upset. "Mommy I
wanted a baby brother not a doll, I want something real. Her Mom sat down
and began to tell Janie the story that the old lady had told her.
"Janie" she said, you must first show the little doll love and
play with him and care for him, then when the time is right we will feed him
from the gold cup and let him look into the mirror and then we will see.
Weeks went by and Janie played
everyday with the little boy doll, she sat his cars and fire truck in front
of him and nothing happened. She held him so close and called him her
brother and then one day she gave him a name, "Toby" she said I
love you and I am going to feed you from your cup now and let you see how
handsome you are.
The little girl set up her
table and got out the cup and the mirror, she gave him water and let him
look, but nothing happened, she said Toby I love you any way and held him
close to her and then she began to cry....as the tears fell on Toby's face
they went into his little mouth, the note did not say the cup must have
tears of joy and of love that would make him real, only a little child would
love a toy so much she would cry with love to make him real.
All of a
sudden he blinked his eyes and opened his arms to live happily ever
© Harriett Dash 2001 Home