ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 423
In this 423rd issue of the Baba Indaba’s Children's Stories series, Baba Indaba narrates the Gypsy fairy tales of "The Deluded Dragon”.
A long time ago in Eastern Europe a man lived in a cave in the forest with his many children. He said to his children, 'Make me a honey-cake, for I will go and earn something.' He went into the forest, and found a well. By the well was a table. He laid the cake on the table and presently fell asleep. The crows came and ate it. When he arose he saw the flies eating the crumbs. He struck a blow and killed a hundred flies. He wrote that he had killed a hundred souls with one blow. And he lay down again and slept.
A dragon came with a buffalo's skin to draw water. He saw what was written on the table, that he had killed a hundred souls. When he saw the old man, he feared. The old man awoke, and he too feared.
In fear, the dragon said, 'Let's become brothers.'
And so began a strange relationship with one always trying to gain the upper-hand over the other.
What happened next you ask…? Well, as you would expect in these circumstances, many things happened. To find the answers to this question, and any others you may have, you will have to download and read this story to find out!
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