The Adventures of Pinocchio
Pinocchio eats sugar, but refuses to take medicine. When the undertakers come
for him, he drinks the medicine and feels better. Afterwards he tells a lie and, in
punishment, his nose grows longer and longer
As soon as the three doctors had left the room, the Fairy went to Pinocchio's bed
and, touching him on the forehead, noticed that he was burning with fever.
She took a glass of water, put a white powder into it, and, handing it to the
Marionette, said lovingly to him:
"Drink this, and in a few days you'll be up and well."
Pinocchio looked at the glass, made a wry face, and asked in a whining voice: "Is
it sweet or bitter?"
"It is bitter, but it is good for you."
"If it is bitter, I don't want it."
"I don't like anything bitter."
"Drink it and I'll give you a lump of sugar to take the bitter taste from your mouth."
"Where's the sugar?"
"Here it is," said the Fairy, taking a lump from a golden sugar bowl.
"I want the sugar first, then I'll drink the bitter water."
"Do you promise?"