Read the short story below.  Then read each sentence and decide if it is part of the setting, plot or theme.  Click on the word you think is correct.

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Once upon a time there was a poor wood cutter headed into the woods to chop down a few trees and sell the wood in the nearby town.


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Just as the woodcutter was about to
cut down an old oak tree, he heard a voice…

 "Please, kind woodcutter.
Do not cut down this tree," said a Fairy

 The woodcutter said…
 "And why not? I need the wood to
sell in the town so that I have money
to buy food."

The Fairy replied, "I cannot tell you why,
but I promise if you do as I ask,
good luck will be yours."

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     "Very well. I will not cut down this tree," said the Woodcutter. Then the fairy said,
    "Dear woodcutter, you have a good and kind heart. I will grant your next three wishes."

     

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    The fairy flew into the forest. The  woodcutter headed home to tell his wife of their good fortune.


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    Wife! Wife! I have a fine story to tell you. The woodcutter’s wife was very happy when she heard about the three wishes.

    The Wife said: "What a wonderful thing it is to have three wishes! Let’s not be hasty. Let’s wait until morning before we make a single wish."

    The Woodcutter said, "A wise idea. That way we will be able to think more clearly. But for now I’m as hungry as a bear. When’s supper?"

    "Supper will be ready in one hour," said the Wife.

     "One hour! But I’m starving! I wish I had a big sausage right now!" shouted the Woodcutter.

     Now, no sooner had the woodcutter said the words when a sausage appeared on the table.

    The Wife cried, "You fool! Look what you’ve done! You’ve wasted one wish! How could you be so foolish?"


     

     

     



      
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    The woodcutter’s wife scolded her husband. Now the woodcutter was not pleased by his wife’s nagging, so he said, "I wish that this sausage was stuck on your nose."

    And the sausage stuck to his wife’s nose!

     "You fool! Look what you have done!
    Do something! " screamed the Wife.

     The woodcutter tried and tried to remove the sausage, but it was no use. It was stuck there for good.


     


     
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    Then the woodcutter said, "There’s only one thing to do. I wish the sausage was back on the plate."

    The sausage landed back on the plate. The woodcutter and his wife sat down and ate the sausage.

    "Let's just be happy with what we have," said the Wife. The Wife and the Woodcutter lived happily ever after.


     

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