FC: The Birth-mark By Nathaniel Hawthorne A Children's Version By Jen Brunner
1: There once was a scientist named Aylmer.
2: One day Aylmer left his office to find a wife.
3: He meet a women named Georgiana and they were married.
4: Soon after they were married, he began to notice a birthmark on his wife's cheek.
5: The birthmark looked like a small reddish hand that appeared when his wife's cheeks were pale.
6: Aylmer questioned his wife as to why she never had it removed. Georgiana replied that she would never think of doing such a thing.
7: Some people said that a fairy had left it's handprint on Georgiana's cheek when she was an infant.
8: Others called it a Blood Hand and said it made her ugly.
9: Aylmer convinced his wife to let him remove the birthmark and she agreed.
10: Aylmer took Georgiana to his office.
11: He tried several different methods to remove the birthmark but none of them worked.
12: There was one last thing that Aylmer could try. He poured a clear liquid onto a dying flower and it became beautiful again.
13: Aylmer gave Georgiana the clear liquid and she drank it.
14: Georgiana soon fell asleep. Aylmer watched as the birthmark began to fade away.
15: Georgiana awoke and Aylmer handed her a mirror.
16: Georgiana's birthmark had disappeared but she passed away in Aylmer's arms.
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