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THE RETURN OF THE DEAD WIFE--An American Indian Folk Tale

Baba Indaba Children's Stories Issue 198 · Baba Indaba Children's Stories

by Anon E. Mouse


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ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 198
In this 198th issue of the Baba Indaba's Children's Stories series, Baba Indaba narrates the American-Indian tale of "THE RETURN OF THE DEAD WIFE", a Tlingit fairy tale from Alaska.
The son of a chief marries the most intelligent and beautiful girl in the tribe. After many years of marriage he comes home one day to find his wife ill and she eventually dies.
Her body is taken away for burial and pining for his lost love, very early next morning, he put on his leggings and set off into the forest and walked through that day and the following night. He comes to a valley and proceeds to walk down it's length until he comes to a lake that stretched the width of the valley. On the far side is a large encampment. He calls out and a canoe comes to ferry him across. Wandering through the encampment he finds his wife who seems altogether different.
His wife warns him not to eat and in the depth of the night they make their escape and return to his village.
While his wife still prepares and cooks the food, she no longer eats or drinks.
Download and read the story to find why the man's wife no longer eats and drinks and what their fate is destined to be.

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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Abela Publishing
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Baba Indaba Children's Stories


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