There was a poor but good little girl who lived alone with her mother, and they no longer had anything to eat. So the ch...
There was a poor but good little girl who lived alone with her mother, and they no longer had anything to eat. So the child went into the forest, and there an aged woman met her who was aware of her sorrow, and presented her with a little pot, which when she said, cook, little pot, cook, would cook good, sweet porridge, and when she said, stop, little pot, stopped cooking. The girl took the pot home to her mother, and now they were freed from their hunger and ate sweet porridge as often as they chose. Once on a time when the girl had gone out, her mother said, cook, little pot, cook. And it did cook and she ate till she was satisfied, and then she wanted the pot to stop cooking, but did not know the words. So, the pot went on cooking and the porridge rose over the edge, and still it cooked and cooked and cooked until the kitchen and whole house were full, and then the next house, and then the whole street, just as if it wanted to satisfy the hunger of the whole world. At last when only one single house remained, the child came home and just said, stop, little pot, and the pot stopped, and whosoever wished to return to the town had to eat his way back.