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THE FAIRY RING - An old fashioned European Fairy Tale: Baba Indaba’s Children's Stories - Issue 342

Length: 29 pages8 minutes


ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 342
In this 342nd issue of the Baba Indaba’s Children's Stories series, Baba Indaba narrates the Fairy Tale "THE FAIRY RING”.
ONCE upon a time, long, long ago and far, far away, a little old man with a violin tucked under his arm shuffled down the attic steps and the many flights of stairs until finally he reached the streets.

As he shuffled down the street, he clutched his coat tightly about his throat, for the air was chill and he felt the cold. At the first street corner he stopped and placed his violin to his shoulder to play, but catching a glance from the policeman across the street he hastily tucked his violin under his arm and shuffled on.

He walked a great distance before he again stopped. It was a busy corner where hundreds of people passed every few minutes, but when he played no one stopped to listen to his music, much less to drop anything in the tiny tin cup he had placed on the sidewalk before him.
Tears came to the poor little old man's eyes; everyone was too busy to stop to hear his music.

At the end of the day he returned to the small attic apartment where he and his aging sister lived with hardly a coin in his pocket. He sat on the bed to play one of her favourite tunes and that’s when things began to happen!

What happened next you ask…? Well many things happened, some fun and some serious. 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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