They told him he wasn't wanted. He was saddened, and then he cried. They told him he was ugly too. He got upset, and wept again. They took him to a big mansion. He got mad, he yelled, and cried. There, he got clothes, food and candies. He was happy for a moment, and then he cried. One day, a couple who wanted to take him home, showed up. He didn't know those people, so he cried again. They held him close, kissed the wounds he got while playing and read him bedtime stories. Last night, the child told them: good night mummy and daddy. He stopped crying.
(Translated by Iulia-Teodora Urea / University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year II / Corrected by Silvia Petrescu, coordinator of the translations)
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