Once upon a time, there was a poor but worthy little girl, who lived along with her mother, and they had nothing in the house to eat. So the child went out into the forest, and there she met an old woman, who already knew her distress, and who presented her with a pot which had this power: If one said to it, "Boil, little pot!" it would cook sweet porridge; and when one said, "Stop, little pot!" it would immediately cease to boil.
The little girl took the pot home to her mother, and now their poverty and distress were at an end, for they could have sweet porridge as often as they pleased.
One day, however, the little girl went out, and in her absence the mother said, "Boil, little pot!" So it began to cook, and she soon ate all she wished; but when she wanted to have the pot stop, she found she did not know the word. A way, therefore, the pot boiled, and very quickly was over the edge; and as it boiled and boiled the kitchen presently became full, then the house, and the next house
Once_upon_a_time, була бідна але гідна маленька дівчинка, яка жила разом з її матір'ю, і вони не мали нічого в хаті, щоб поїсти. Так дитина пішла в ліс, і там вона зустріла немолоду жінку, яка вже знала своє лихо, і хто подарував її з горщиком, який мав цю владу:, Якщо один, вищезгаданий до цього, "Кипіння, маленький горщик"! це варило б солодку кашу; і коли один, вищезгаданий, "Зупинка, маленький горщик"! це негайно припинило б кипіти.