The Little Pear Girl Nursery Rhyme -Page 4
affection many people in the castle felt for the girl, did everything they could to get her into trouble, by spreading nasty rumours about her. One day, the king sent for her and said severely:
"I'm told you boast of being able to steal the witches' treasure trove. Is that true?"
Violetta said 'no,' but the king refused to believe her and drove her out of his kingdom.
"You may return only when you have laid hands on the treasure," he said. All