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Free Bedtime & Kids Online Stories, A Short Story Of An old Wise Woman

Updated on August 27, 2011

Welcome to one of my free bedtime stories for you to enjoy. Here I introduce you to one of my kids online stories listed on the writing and literature section of hubpages. If you like free short stories and good short stories online, then feel free to visit my other hubs – just go to the end of this story and click on the link! I also have many other articles that I have written for your enjoyment. These include practical articles, children’s short stories and issues relating to health and social welfare. As you can see, this is a free service to entertain YOU! In this parable, however, you will find a magical world of wisdom involving trees, people and someone very special. Intrigued? Read on! Oh, I would be delighted if you could share the hub love with your family and friends – click on ‘share’!

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She Was Wiser Than The Trees And Older Than The Hills

There once lived an old lady. She was wiser than the trees and older than the hills. No one would listen to her wisdom. They were young and foolish. Why would they want to listen to a batty old woman? She felt sad for the world's folks living in ignorance. They would go their own way, hurting each other and making the same mistakes day in and day out. She had good intentions and didn't want the world to suffer so.

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The Little Oak Was Crying Tears Of Gum

One day she ventured out into the woods. There before her was a sapling of an oak tree. As she looked closer, she could see sap drip from a cut on what, we would view as nothing more than a twig anchored to the ground. It was as if the little oak was crying tears of gum. She stopped and stroked the sapling.

There upon the tip of the bud appeared a bright light. She marvelled at its beauty as it sparkled and shone. The light grew bigger and bigger and became all-consuming. It engulfed her very being.

There before her she had a sudden knowing - a sixth sense. She didn't need a voice or a sound to understand... she just knew. There before her, splayed upon the ground, the knowledge of the world was laid before her. These were all things that she knew and more! The knowledge fluttered like butterflies - they were golden, glittery paper pieces, all transparent with a hue.

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The Magical Transition

This was her ether. As she stood and watched, the knowledge melted into her and the sapling grew. It grew taller and thicker, bigger and stronger. It grew fingers that stretched into branches thick with budding leaves. The magical transition took her breath away and as she watched on with ore, she noticed something strange. Her fingers were no longer crooked. Her wrinkled skin appeared as if it had been ironed - smooth and youthful. Her back was no longer arched over.

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A Wise Old Oak

There above her the sapling was no longer a stick, but an old, wise oak. She could feel the wetness of the earlier rainfall and noticed a gleaming puddle. Looking into this she saw something wonderful... she was young!

The tree had taken her old years and given her its youth. Now that she was young, people would listen to her wise words and they would not suffer anymore.

"I am Good Intentions," said the fresh faced girl, as she peered into her reflection, "this will be my new name. My wisdom and guiding light will help the people - they will be my tree people." And, guess what? As the old oak glowed a glow, Good Intentions led the people to a better world. Her essence, indeed, was mother earth - older than the hills and greater than the mountains. As her followers looked on, goodness bestowed them. They became known as the tree people and, like the trees, caused no harm. The work of the oak sapling, therefore, was done.

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So now little one, go to sleep and you will dream a sweet dream. Perhaps tomorrow you might read more free bedtime stories to help you drift into a land of myth, magic and sleep. As you drift, think of Good Intentions and how she will protect you through the night. For she is older than the hills and greater than the mountains. Wisdom looks beyond the age of youth. People may look old, like the old wise woman, but deep within their cracks and wrinkles - if you look closely - you may find something extraordinary. You might find a life spent, as wise as the hills and, as great as the trees. Kids online stories are free, why don't you read more from me? You just might live life with good intentions.

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    • shazwellyn profile image

      shazwellyn 4 years ago from Great Britain

      I am delighted! Thank you.

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      Kristen Mazzola 4 years ago from South Florida

      Fantastic! I loved all of the stories! Great hub!

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      goprisca 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Nice story, Thanks for sharing.

    • htodd profile image

      htodd 6 years ago from United States

      These are really Great Bedtime stories

    • shazwellyn profile image

      shazwellyn 7 years ago from Great Britain

      Thank you bigpinelodgebooks - but here in the leaves of hubpages there is truth and wisdom, just in the way the wise old woman would want. Glad you enjoyed it!

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      bigpinelodgebooks 7 years ago

      Excellent. What an imagination!

    • shazwellyn profile image

      shazwellyn 7 years ago from Great Britain

      delmia - you have the tools here at hubpages to become successful. Good luck!

    • delmia profile image

      delmia 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      What lovely stories and articles. I am new to this so I am finding your articles most helpful. Thanks for sharing.

    • shazwellyn profile image

      shazwellyn 7 years ago from Great Britain

      SquidBuilders - Well, we must all go through life with good intentions :)

    • SquidBuilders profile image

      SquidBuilders 7 years ago

      This is a very beautiful story

    • lex123 profile image

      lex123 7 years ago

      Interesting hub. I enjoyed reading it.

    • shazwellyn profile image

      shazwellyn 7 years ago from Great Britain

      Good eh! I hope they enjoy it :)

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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      Shaz I look forward to reading these stories to my two little mates :)

    • Kyle246 profile image

      Kyle246 7 years ago from United States

      Good hub :)

    • shazwellyn profile image

      shazwellyn 7 years ago from Great Britain

      Thank you mate!

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      Tony 7 years ago from At the Gemba

      Thanks Shaz, another great hub.

    • shazwellyn profile image

      shazwellyn 7 years ago from Great Britain

      Hi jane... lets get as wise as the trees and sleep through the winter - bedtime stories are soooo dreamy :)

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      Jane@CM 7 years ago

      I miss reading bedtime stories to my kids! Another excellent hub - you rock girl! j.

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      shazwellyn 7 years ago from Great Britain

      Thank you humagaia - I like to diversify into all sorts of writing. Glad you enjoyed it! x

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      Charles Fox 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      My kids ae all grown up so I have no need for these. However, as a kid myself, I enjoyed the read.

    • shazwellyn profile image

      shazwellyn 7 years ago from Great Britain

      Lady E... I loved writing this one - would you believe it just flowed within 20 minutes! I love it when writing can be so satisfying :)

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks for sharing this. One needs lots of books to read to these little Angels. :)

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      shazwellyn 7 years ago from Great Britain

      K9 - The party is in my head! Shame Im not very practical!!!

      Thanks for reading :)

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      India Arnold 7 years ago from Northern, California

      You are a spectacular hub artist. I enjoyed this very much.


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      shazwellyn 7 years ago from Great Britain

      Glad you liked it debugs!

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      debugs 7 years ago from Odessey777, Umbris

      Great hub for kids!