ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 208 In this 208th issue of the Baba Indaba’s Children's Stories series, Baba Indaba narrates the American-Indian story of Blackskin. A story from the Tlingit tribe on the North West coast of America. As a boy Blackskin was a weak and rather feeble. Because of this he was mocked by the other children of the tribe. Because of this he became more reclusive he refused to go out and play. Eventually he decided to do something about this and in the evenings when everyone else slept, he started wading through water, using the resistance to build leg strength. He then started swimming to build his upper body and arm strength. This went on for some time. One night, he thought he was being watched and hearing a sound he walked up the beach and found a short man dressed in a bear-skin. To his surprise, the man caught hold of him, picked him up, and flung him down on the sand. 'I am Strength,' said he, 'and I am going to help you. But tell no one that you have seen me, for as yet you are not strong enough to do that which you wish to do.' You are invited to download and read the story of Blackskin. Find out what became of him after he met the man in the bearskin. Also look out for the moral in the story.
Baba Indaba is a fictitious Zulu storyteller who narrates children's stories from around the world. Baba Indaba translates as "Father of Stories".
Each issue also has a "WHERE IN THE WORLD - LOOK IT UP" section, where young readers are challenged to look up a place on a map somewhere in the world. The place, town or city is relevant to the story. HINT - use Google maps.
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