ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 181 In this 181st issue of the Baba Indaba’s Children's Stories series, Baba Indaba narrates the French story of “The Impossible Enchantment”. A King decides it is time for him to marry and goes off in search of a suitable princess. One day riding through a forest, he sees a hundred huge Spanish cats rush through the trees close to them, so closely packed together that you could easily have covered them with a large cloak. They were closely pursued by two enormous apes, dressed in purple suits mounted on superb mastiffs. These were followed by twenty or more little dwarfs, some mounted on wolves, and leading relays, and others with cats in leash. Then he sees. In turn, these were followed by a beautiful young woman mounted on a tiger. She passed close to the king, riding at full speed and he was at once enchanted by her, and his heart was gone in a moment. He finds out she is Princess Mutinosa and he goes in search of her father the King. A marriage is agreed despite his Equerry’s warning that 'but to be really happy in love something more than beauty is required. Married they return to his Kingdom where his wife turns out to be most disagreeable and sometimes even cruel. One day she insults an old woman, who is really a fairy in disguise and punishes her unnecessarily. In doing so she brings the curse of the fairies on herself, her husband and her children. In time Queen Mutinosa gives birth to a beautiful baby, Graziella. The child grows into a beautiful young woman and just as she reaches adulthood the fairies come and take her away for her mother’s crimes against fairydom...............……. Download and read this story to find out what happens to Princess Graziella. Is the spell broken or is she kept prisoner in her sea-shell castle for the rest of her life?
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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