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The Doll – Ukraine

Once upon a time…

Paraska was living happily with her prospering parents, when her mother fell ill, and died.  But before she died, she made her husband promise to love Paraska as herself and to Paraska she gave a magic doll, saying that if she cared for the doll and kept her fed, the doll would help her no matter what the difficulty she found herself in. The doll was to stand in the place her mother would have occupied had she lived.  This was a mother’s blessing on her deathbed.


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