All the pearls in the world . . .
Long time ago there lived a woman at the shore of the River Nile.
She had just given birth to a boy, but the king of the country had given order to kill all new-born boys.
She made a basket of reeds and put the little boy into the basket and prayed that God would save him from the cruel death as she pushed the basket into the soft waves of the river Nile.
As she pushed the basket in the river Nile, a tear fell from her eye . . . It run slowly down her cheek and dripped into the water.
At the bottom of the river was a cockle.
It saw the tear-drop fell into the water and started to sink down towards the bottom of the river.
Just when the tear-drop reached the bottom, the cockle caught it and hid it under its heart.
There, under the cockle’s heart . . . . the tear-drop slowly turned into a pearl.
It is said . . . That when the world comes to an end . . . All the pearls in the world will be collected . . . . and shown to God . . . So He can se how many tears the human have been crying.