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The Wish Ring

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
Page count: 5
Categories: Fantasy, Love Story



Appeared in

Best-Loved Stories Told at the National Storytelling Festival

Story Summary

An old woman treated kindly by a farmer gives the farmer a wish-ring which contains one wish. Though the ring is switched by a thieving jeweler, the farmer and his wife prosper, always holding off making a wish until they really need it. They die, old and peaceable, and are buried with the ring still on the farmer's finger.