Box that Holds a Baby

In the beginning, I was just an ordinary box, built to hold the body of a dead infant.

Then one day, I was lifted out of the ordinary and given an extraordinary role. The king picked me up! He put a living baby into me, and threw me into deep water.

I did not sink. I floated like a boat, I am proud to say, and not a drop of water touched my precious cargo.

I was caught by a boy who was fishing. He drew me to shore and opened my lid, hoping to find treasure. Treasure, indeed! A pretty baby, fresh and alive!

Box that Holds a Baby in The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs, Grimms. Vintage advertisement.

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