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THE NECKLACE OF TEARS--A Children's Fairy Tale teaching the lesson of humility

Baba Indaba's Children's Stories--Issue 362 · Baba Indaba Children's Stories

by Anon E. Mouse


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ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 362
In this 362nd issue of the Baba Indaba's Children's Stories series, Baba Indaba narrates the Fairy Tale "THE NECKLACE OF TEARS".

A long time ago and far, far away, there lived in Ombrelande a most beautiful Princess. Now, lived in a country in which many strange things still happen, although it is not to be found in any map of the world that I know of.

At the time the story begins, the princess was little more than a child, and while her growing beauty was spoken of everywhere. Unfortunately she was more noted for her selfish and disagreeable nature. She cared for nothing but her own amusement and pleasure, and gave no thought to the pain she sometimes inflicted on others in order to gratify her whims.

One day the Princess Olga, for that was her name, escaped from her governess and attendants, and wandered into the wood which joined the gardens of the palace. It was her fancy to be alone; she would not even allow her faithful dachshund to bear her company.
Olga threw herself down on a bank, bright with green moss and soft as a downy pillow. There was one thing, however, of which she never tired, and that was her own beauty; she unbound her long golden hair, and spread it all around her like a carpet over the moss and the flowers, that she might admire its softness and luxuriance, by way of a change.

Presently she heard a slight rustle of boughs behind her, and looking round she saw that she was no longer alone. Not many paces away, gazing at her with admiring wonder, stood a youth in the dress of a beggar, and over his shoulder looked the face of a young girl, which Olga was forced to acknowledge as lovely as her own. Now, the forest was the private property of the King, and the presence of these poor-looking people was certainly an intrusion.

What happened next you ask...? Well many things happened, some strange, some fun and some serious. Did the beggar kidnap the princess or did he have an altogether other objective in mind? To find the answers to these questions, and others you may have, you will have to download and read this story to find out!

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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