... were in."I am the genie of
the lamp, and I have come forth to grant you whatever wish you may
Minerva replied quickly, "Yeah, that's nice. Give me a moment,
would you? I'm trying to clean this thing.""Perhaps you do
not understand." the genie replied in a voice that continued to
echo through the cavern, "I can give you anything in the world;
anything that you want. You may make three wishes.""Wow. No wonder
this thing sells for so much." Minerva said with a smile as she
finished polishing it, "I'll bet that'd be a big deal to a lot
of people.""Indeed." the
genie said, "What is your first wish?""Huh?"
Minerva asked, "I really don't have one.""You must."
the genie replied, starting to look a little worried, "Everyone
has wishes. Things they yearn for. Things they want.""I'll think about
it." Minerva replied as she tucked the lamp under one arm and
headed out of the cavern, the genie vanishing in a puff of smoke as
she did so.Back on the surface,
Minerva smiled as she held the lamp up for Gia, and he snatched it at
once from her hands, laughing in delight."At last!" he
exclaimed, "The genie it mine!" then hopping at once onto
his horse, Gia rode off towards the city, leaving ...