THE MIRACULOUS PITCHER - A Greek Fairy Tale about generosity and hospitality

Anon E. Mouse

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ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 348

In this 348th issue of the Baba Indaba’s Children's Stories series, Baba Indaba narrates the Greek Fairy Tale "THE MIRACULOUS PITCHER”.

One evening, in times long ago in Greece, old Philemon and his old wife Baucis sat at their cottage-door, enjoying the calm and beautiful sunset. They had already eaten their frugal supper, and intended now to spend a quiet hour or two before bedtime. So they talked together about their garden, and their cow, and their bees, and their grapevine, which clambered over the cottage-wall, and on which the grapes were beginning to turn purple. But the rude shouts of children and the fierce barking of dogs, in the village near at hand, grew louder and louder, until, at last, it was hardly possible for Baucis and Philemon to hear each other speak.

"Ah, wife," cried Philemon, "I fear some poor traveller is seeking hospitality among our neighbours yonder, and, instead of giving him food and lodging, they have set their dogs at him, as their custom is!"

When the strangers arrived at the home of Baudis and Philemon they ask for refreshment and shelter. Unlike their neighbours, Baucis and Philemon invite the strangers in, even though they have scant provisions in their pantry.

They then feed and water the strangers, who all but empty the pantry. But Baucis and Philemon make no complaint. They offer them overnight shelter which is accepted and in the morning offer the strangers breakfast which is accepted.

What happened next you ask…? Were they rewarded for their generosity or did their guests leave their pantry bear and the couple hungry? 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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