In one village there lived a widowed old woman, with her son and son's wife, the old woman's family was very poor, her son's job was fishing and he was childless. The old woman's eyes were getting numb little by little. There was no end to the sadness in the old woman's mind. But the old woman was very pious, she regularly prayed to the gods. One day the god, satisfied with her prayer, appeared to the old woman, and said, "What do you want? You can ask me for anything." The old woman was very happy to hear this, but she could not decide what she wanted. He asked the gods for some time, and the gods gave him time.
Then the old woman began to think a lot, what can be asked. Then the old woman consulted with her son, the son said “If I can't be a father in life, then what is the value of this life? Mother, you ask God for a child for me. "
Then the old woman spoke to one of her neighbors. The neighbor said, "What will happen to your son's child? You can't eat by yourself. If you have a child, what will you feed him?" Instead, you want a lot of money to buy a good house, to eat well. "
After hearing these words, the old woman became very worried and thought that she was going to be blind. If she fulfills her son's wish or asks for a lot of money, she will not be able to see anything.
Then the old woman began to think a lot, whether it was money, children for the boy or his own eyesight. The old woman finally came to a conclusion. A few days later, when the deity came again and asked for the old woman's wish, the old woman said, "I can see from a distance that my granddaughter is sitting in a royal palace drinking milk with a golden spoon."