Its name was identical to its surname, Margaritifera Margaritifera. But this little creature had no friend and it has been put apart. Other seashells enjoyed making fun of it, because its pearl was too drab, unlike theirs. Pinctada Margaritifera, its cousin, and Pinctada Maxima, its neighbour, and Pinctada Fucuta and Pinctada Martensi, the masters, all were richer than it. Their pride prompted them to laugh of the poor ones : they loved to gather and to make fun of those who could not get that wealth, making useless and ridiculous mouth moves in the cold water.
In the marine depths, started the treasure hunt of the pearl oysters's herd. After a long and hard research, one of them had finally found the precious booty : golden pieces and diamonds hidden in a sunk submarine. It was Margaritifera Margaritifera. One night later, other oysters came to it, and begged its money. Merciful, it accepted to give them everything it had owned. It returned to its nest with nothing else than its « ugly » pearl, as others called it.
This night, sea currents were violents. They began to sweep everything in their path.
Confortably installed in algae nests, the rich oysters started to panic when their money were taken by the currents. Afraid, they opened their mouths and they screamed in chorus in a very strident sound. By screaming, their beautiful pearls were snatched from their mouths and taken by the currents, as their money.
Now they are singing :
Margaritifera Margaritifera, you are the only specy
To whom is still a pearl.
You are the only beauty
In this oyster herd
Because you are not looking for wealth.
Only persists your soul, everything else is ephemeral.
Bad guys who can not separate
from benefactions of this world
Are the blinded ones.