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A MOUTHFUL OF SILENCE - An English Fairy Tale

Baba Indaba Children's Stories Issue 33

Author: Anon E. Mouse
Pages: 32
Language: English
Publication date: 01/08/2016
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Before he dies Old Toonie wants to see a fairy. But is he asking for too much?
ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 33

In Issue 33 of the Baba Indaba Children's Stories, Baba Indaba narrates the old English tale of “A MOUTHFUL OF SILENCE”, a story about old Toonie whose greatest wish before he died was to see a fairy. It was well known that in order to see a fairy three things are needed—a handful of courage, a mouthful of silence, and a capful of moonshine. Even though the fairies are wonderful and magical creatures, they are also very private beings and don’t take kindly to mortals disturbing them. But will old Toonie’s wish ever be granted….? You’re invited to download and read the story to find what happened to Old Toonie.

The FREE ADDITIONAL story is about “HURUING WUTHI AND THE SUN” – a Hopi creation legend. Huruing Wuthi, also known as Old Spider Woman, and the Sun get together to bring form to the planet. Once done they see it is in need of animals and people. This legend tells how they go about doing this.


33% of the profit from the sale of this issue is donated to charity.

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.

Baba Indaba is a fictitious Zulu storyteller who narrates children's stories from around the world. Baba Indaba translates as 'Father of Stories'.

It is believed that folklore and tales are believed to have originated in India and made their way overland along the Silk and Spice routes and through the Middle East and Central Asia before arriving in Europe. Even so, this does not cover all folklore from all four corners of the world. Indeed folklore, legends and myths from Africa, Australia, Polynesia, and some from Asia too, can be altogether quite different and seem to have originated on the whole from separate reservoirs of lore, legend and culture.
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The Baba Indaba Children's Stories, published by Abela Publishing, often uses folklore and fairy tales which have their origins mists of time. Afterall who knows who wrote the story of Cinderella, also known in other cultures as Tattercoats or Conkiajgharuna. So who wrote the original? The answer is simple. No-one knows, or will ever know, so to assume that anyone owns the rights to these stories is nothing but nonsense. As such, we have decided to use the Author name "Anon E. Mouse" which, of course, is a play on the word "Anonymous".

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