Stone Soup by Ann McGovern pictures by Winslow Pinney Pels. Fancy That.

A clever young man tricks an old woman into believing that soup can be made from a stone. As the pot of water boils with the stone in it, he urges her to add more and more ingredients until the soup is a feast “fit for a king”.

“Soup from a stone,” said the little old lady. “Fancy that.”

“Why are you taking the Stone?” said the little old lady?” Well,” said the young man. “The stone is not cooked enough. I will have to cook it some more tomorrow.”