The rock of the maidens. Children's story for the night of San Juan
This story happened one night in San Juan a long, long time ago ... They say that Remigio Lantaño went fishing every day in his boat. Even on holidays, like in San Juan, I had to go fishing if I wanted to eat and have something to celebrate. At dawn I was already at the exit of the estuary. In front
This story happened one night in San Juan a long, long time ago ... They say that Remigio Lantaño went fishing every day in his boat. Even on holidays, like in San Juan, I had to go fishing if I wanted to eat and have something to celebrate.
At dawn I was already at the exit of the estuary. In front was the one known as Roca 'Roca de las Doncellas', a large rock that jutted out into the sea and that was named after the popular belief that there were captive fairies there.Stories for children about the night of San Juan
Remigio smiled while remembering the stories that his grandmother told him when he was little about some maidens who could only leave the rock on San Juan's day. Then he was a boy who had a grandmother and parents.
While rowing he thought he perceived a movement at the foot of the rock. And when he looked, a beautiful maid with long dark hair came out of it and let himself be caressed by the waves while combing his hair. But, as he saw it, the maid disappeared.
Another girl appeared, this time was blonde and did the same as the first. Remigio, did not resist the temptation to divert the boat face the rock. There was something he did not understand: How was it possible for the girls to disappear? And while thinking about this, another maid, this time with red hair, repeated the same as the others. According to what her grandmother told her if she met a fairy, she had to be careful not to scare them. He decided to hide in the rock and observe but, a fairy with dark hair appeared near him.
Looking at him fixedly, she told him that her name was Sara and that she knew him because every day she watched him fishing in the sea. He also explained that he lived locked in the rock.
As he spoke, a tunnel was opened in the rock through which the girls got in and disappeared. Sara was being attracted to him when Remigio remembered the advice of his grandmother: 'he who wants to keep a fairy must place his boat at the foot of the rock and shout very loudly the name of his beloved ...
Remigio did not hesitate. He got into his boat, paddled under the strange luminous tunnel, and shouted loudly:
- Sara, Sara, jump!
Sara's eyes lit up with joy and she jumped into the boat. They rowed north to get away from that land. Remigio was afraid that, another night of San Juan, Sara would disappear and he would not bear it since he was very much in love. That's how they started a new life. Only once a year did Remigio's fears return: The Night of San Juan
But nothing ever happened because, as his grandmother told him, 'the fairies who are capable of love, earn the right to live an entire human life'.