The book for kids about Beetroot
BEETROOT: THREE SISTERS
In an underground cellar, in three comfortable compartments, lived three beetroot sisters: Feeding Beet, Edible Beetroot and Sugar Beet. One day some people came, loaded all the sugar beet into a basket and took it away. Only one beetroot remained, accidentally forgotten in a corner. She rushed over to her sisters and said:
‘You see, they've taken all of my kind: people need sugar beet more than anything else because they make sweet sugar from it.'
‘Sugar Beet, don't think that you're the only one that people need. Without me, there would be no borsch (beetroot soup) or beetroot salad,' Edible Beetroot replied.
‘I am no less useful than either of you,' Feeding Beetroot said in a hurt voice. ‘Even though I am not as sweet as Sugar Beet or as tender as Edible Beetroot, I am a lot bigger than you both. In winter, cows would not give humans milk to drink if it wasn't for me.'
Three sisters Beetroots were about to start squabbling, but at that moment, the Earth Fairy peeked into the cellar to have a look at the vegetables which she had helped to create. The fairy heard the three sisters arguing and said:
‘Dear sisters, I'll turn you into girls and transport you to a time when beetroots did not yet grow. Then we'll see which of you people like best.'
The Earth Fairy touched each of the sisters with her magic wand, and at that moment, they turned into three girls. The oldest and tallest sister was wearing simple peasant clothing. The middle sister, who was plump and rosy-cheeked, had on a maroon tunic and a green cape. The youngest sister, who was also the fattest and had a face as white as sugar, was dressed in a maroon silk skirt and a short, white fur coat.
The three sisters set off together and ended up on a farm. The oldest sister was chosen to work in the farmyard, the middle sister started work as a cook and the youngest one looked after the farmer's children.
The oldest sister fed the cows with feeding beet. They gobbled up two large beets a day each, accompanied by a bale of straw, and produced rivers of milk. The chickens also tucked into the beets; they pushed and shoved each other to get to the beets and furiously pecked out their juicy flesh. In the winter the farmyard geese became ill because they had no fresh vegetables, but as soon as chopped beet was added to their feed, they started to get better.
The farmer said to the girl in delight:
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