An honest woman
One day, when a seamstress was sewing while sitting close to a river, her thimble fell into the river. When she cried out, a water fairy appeared and asked, "My dear, why are you crying?" The seamstress replied that her thimble had fallen into the water and that she needed it to help her husband in making a living for their family.
The water fairy put her hand into the water, and pulled out a golden thimble set with sapphires.
"Is this your thimble?" the fairy asked.
The seamstress replied, "No."
The water fairy again dipped her hand into the river. She held out a golden thimble studded with rubies.
"Is this your thimble?" the fairy asked. Again, the seamstress replied, "No."
The water fairy reached down again and came up with a leather thimble.
"Is this your thimble?" the fairy asked. The seamstress replied, "Yes." The water fairy was pleased with the woman's honesty and gave her all three thimbles to keep, and the seamstress went home happy.
Some years later, the seamstress was walking with her husband along the riverbank, and her husband fell into the river and disappeared under the water. When she cried out, the water fairy again appeared and asked her, "Why are you crying?"
"Oh dear, my husband has fallen into the river!" the seamstress cried out.
The water fairy went down into the water and came up with Johnny Depp.
"Is this your husband?" the fairy asked the seamstress.
"Yes," cried the seamstress.
The water fairy was furious. "You lied! That is an untruth!"
The seamstress replied, "Oh, forgive me, please. It is a misunderstanding. You see, if I had said 'no' to Johnny Depp, you would have come up with Brad Pitt.
"Then if I said 'no' to him, you would have come up with my husband. Had I then said 'yes,' you would have given me all three. I'm not in the best of health and would not be able to take care of all three husbands, so THAT'S why I said 'yes' to Johnny Depp."
And so the water fairy let her keep him.
The moral of this story is:
Whenever a woman lies, it's for a good and honorable reason, and in the best interest of others. That's our story, and we're sticking to it.
All Us Women.
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