ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 268
In this 268th issue of the Baba Indaba’s Children's Stories series, Baba Indaba narrates the Greek fairy tale of “THE FAIRY THEFT.”
ONCE upon a time, long, long ago in far, far away Greece, the people of Petsà were threshing their wheat on the hard, dry, sun-baked threshing floors. Suddenly out of the stillness came a strange cry. They saw, coming down one of the foothills of Mount Kellene, three shepherds carrying a limp burden. Behind them came shepherdesses wringing their hands, while dogs leaped and barked around them.
"The priest, the priest! Go for the priest!" shouted one of the shepherds. It could then be seen that they were carrying a young girl.
"Tasoula!" someone cried. "It is Tasoula, daughter of Petros!"
A boy darted away to find the priest. The shepherds moved slowly on to Petros’ house, while the villagers followed, talking and asking questions excitedly. Tasoula was very white and she lay very still with her eyes closed—her eyes that were always bright and laughing—and there was a strange look about her, as though she would never move again. Around her bed, the crowd stood in silence.
What happened to Tasoula on Mount Kellene? Why was she so limp and pale and why was the priest immediately sent for? Surely a doctor was needed to make someone well again? To find out the answers to these questions, you’ll have to download and read this story for yourself.
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.
33% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities.
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