One upon a time there lived a young girl and her mother insmall village. The girl was very beautiful but very lazy. She neverhelped her mother to do anything. Every day she just dressed upand admired her beauty in the mirror. Besides, whatever shewanted she must get it. This made her mother very sad.One day her mother asked her daughter to accompany herto the market to buy something.She agreed with one condition. She said, “OK, but I don’t want towalk beside you. You have to walk behind me” With a sad heart, themother agreed. So the girl walked in front and the mother followedbehind her, carrying a basket. Of course they looked verydifferent. The daughter looked very beautiful with her prettydress whereas the mother looked old in her simple dress. All theway to the market, all people always greeted the beautiful girl andasked who the old woman behind her was. The girl always said thatthe woman was her servant. This made her mother very upset, butshe did nothing.
At last, the mother could not stand hearing herdaughter’s words anymore. She prayed to God to punish herdaughter and he answered her prayer. Slowly but sure, thechanged happened to her daughter. First the girl’s legturned into stones. Then it continued to the upper parts ofher body. The girl began panic. “Mother, please forgive me!”She asked for her mother’s apology repeatedly, but hermother said nothing. Then the bad daughter just cried.Finally her whole body turned into stone.Until now you can see the tears falling from the stone.That is why people called it “Crying Stone”