The great January arose, crossed over to the Month opposite him, and
putting the wand in his hand, said: ``Brother June, do thou take the highest
June obeyed, and as he waved his wand over the fire the flames leaped
toward the sky. Instantly the snow melted, the earth was covered with
verdure, trees were clothed with leaves, birds began to sing, and various
flowers blossomed in the forest. It was summer. Under the bushes masses
of star-shaped flowers changed into ripening strawberries, and instantly they
covered the glade, making it look like a sea of blood.