The Spirit Inside The Bottle

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THE SPIRIT INSIDE THE BOTTLE

 

CHARACTERS:

FATHER

SON

SPIRIT

 

 

SCRIPT:

 

 

NARRATOR: A long time ago there was a woodcutter who had only one son. One day he said.

 

 

FATHER: I have decided to use all my savings to give you a good education, so that you can have a decent and honest job which will help us survive when I can no longer work.

 

 

BOY: Thank you father. I will study hard and you will be proud of me.

 

 

FATHER: You will leave next week.

 

 

NARRATOR: The young boy went to the university where he spent there three years. One day the boy received a letter from his father.

 

 

BOY:  My father doesn`t have any money and I can`t stay here anymore. I have to go back.

 

 

NARRATOR: When he arrived home his father said.

 

 

FATHER: I don`t know what are we going to do. With the money I earned cutting wood, we can hardly survive.

 

 

BOY: Don`t worry father, I will go with you to the forest and I will help you.

 

 

FATHER: It`s hard work, and you`re not used to it. Besides, we only have one ax and we don`t have money to buy another one.

 

 

BOY: Why don`t you ask our neighbor to lend you his ax?.

 

 

FATHER: That`s a good idea, and we will buy another one when we have enough money.

 

 

NARRATOR: Next day, their neighbor lent them an ax, and so they went to the forest to work. After lunch, the boy said.

 

 

BOY: I will take a short walk father. I`ll be back soon.

 

 

FATHER: Don`t take too long, we still have a lot of work to do.

 

 

BOY: I won`t.

 

 

NARRATOR: When he was in the deep woods, he saw an enormous oak tree. Then he heard a voice calling him.

 

 

SPIRIT: Help!.  Help!.  Let me out of here!.  I want to go out!.

 

 

NARRATOR: As the boy was walking, he saw a bottle in the ground with a little creature inside. Carefully, he picked up the bottle.

 

 

BOY: What a strange little bottle,  and the voice is coming from inside.

 

 

SPIRIT: Let me out!. Let me out!.

 

 

BOY: I will open it!.

 

 

NARRATOR: As soon as the boy opened the bottle, the little creature started to grow, and grow, and grow, until it became a huge giant.

 

 

SPIRIT: Prepare yourself!. I`m going to eat you!.  I have been here for a long time, and I am very hungry!.

 

 

BOY: Wait, wait, before you do, I have to be sure that it was you who was inside the bottle; then you can eat me.

 

 

SPIRIT: But it was me!.  You saw me!.

 

 

BOY: Prove it!.

 

 

SPIRIT: How?.

 

 

BOY: Get smaller again!.

 

 

SPIRIT: Very well, then I will eat you!.

 

 

NARRATOR: Then the giant got smaller, and smaller, and smaller, and the boy closed the bottle again.

 

 

SPIRIT: Let me out!. If you do, I will do whatever you want me to do. Let me out!. I will make you rich!. I`m telling you the truth!. Let me out of here!.

 

 

BOY: You have to promise that you will not eat me!.

 

 

SPIRIT: I promise.

 

 

NARRATOR: The boy opened the bottle, and the little creature started to grow, until it became a huge giant once again.

 

 

SPIRIT: Thank you!.

 

 

BOY: How can you help me?.

 

 

SPIRIT: Take this handkerchief. When you suffer an injury, cover it with the handkerchief, and it will heal instantly. And when you cover a metal object with it, the metal will turn into silver.

 

 

BOY: Go now, you are free!.

 

 

NARRATOR: As soon as the giant left, the boy returned to where his father was.

 

 

FATHER: Where have you been?. It`s getting dark and we haven`t finished.

 

 

BOY: Don`t worry father. I`ll do all the work.

 

 

NARRATOR: The boy took the ax and cleaned it with the handkerchief, and suddenly the ax turned into silver, and broke.

 

 

FATHER: You broke the ax!. Now we have to pay for it, and we don´t have any money!.

 

 

NARRATOR: The boy took the broken ax and saw that it had turned into silver.

 

 

BOY: Don`t worry father, I have something to tell you.

 

FATHER: What is it?.

 

 

BOY: Look at it father, this is not an ordinary ax.

 

 

FATHER: What do you mean?. What`s this?.

 

 

BOY: It`s silver.

 

 

NARRATOR: Then the boy told his father about the giant.

 

 

BOY: We have to sell it, father.

 

 

FATHER: Let`s go to town right away!.

 

 

NARRATOR: They sold the ax almost immediately, and bought a new one for their neighbor.

 

 

FATHER: Let`s go give him this new ax.

 

 

BOY: And with all this money I can go back to the university, where I will become a doctor.

 

 

FATHER: What about the handkerchief?.

 

 

BOY: With this handherchief I will heal all my patients.

 

 

FATHER: I am proud of you!.

 

 

THE END

 

 

Author:  Grimm Brothers

 

 

Adapted by:  K I D S I N C O

 

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