CINDERELLA or the Little Glass Slipper - A Fairy Tale: Baba Indaba Children's Stories - Issue 246

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ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 246

In this 246th ÿissue of the Baba Indaba?s Children's Stories series, Baba Indaba narrates the story of ?CINDERELLA? also known in some places as ?the Little Glass Slipper.?

A widower marries for a second time after his first wife passes away. Very soon after the marriage, the new wife?s true countenance is displayed, as are those of her two mean-spirited daughters.

The gentleman?s daughter by his first marriage is treated like a housemaid and servant rather than a sister and relegated to the kitchen to sit on a stool along the fireplace. They nickname her Cinderella, or maid of the cinders.

One day a messenger from the King?s court arrives with invitations to the ball. Is it coincidence that the Stepmother and step-sisters forget to extend the invite to Cinderella.

Nevertheless, Cinderella is put to work making and adjusting the ball gowns of beautiful silks, pressing the pleats, polishing the jewellery and getting them ready for the ball.

On the day, off they go to the ball leaving Cinderella seated on her stool by the fire wishing she could go as well.

And then something strange and altogether wonderful happens. A bright blue light appears and shimmers in the kitchen???

What happened next you ask? Did Cinders get to go to the ball or was she whisked away to a far and distant land? Well, you?ll just have to download and read the story to find out. Also, be sure to read the story?s moral message at the end.

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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".

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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 The Little Glass Slipper, or Cenerentola (Italian),ÿ Cendrillon, ou La petite Pantoufle de Verre (French), Aschenputtel (German), Tattercoats and Cap o? Rushes (English), or Conkiajgharuna (Georgian). There is still debate as to whether the story originated in Egypt, circa 3000BC, or in China a few centuries later.ÿ

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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Abela Publishing Ltd
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Jan 12, 2017
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English
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Fiction / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Juvenile Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General
Social Science / Folklore & Mythology
Young Adult Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General
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ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 247

In this 247th ÿissue of the Baba Indaba?s Children's Stories series, Baba Indaba narrates the story of ?CINDERELLA? also known in some places as ?the Little Glass Slipper.?

Mr and Mrs Vinegar were so named because they lived in a vinegar bottle. One day, when Mr Vinegar was away from home, Mrs Vinegar, who was a very good housewife, was busily sweeping her house, when an unlucky thump of the broom brought the whole house cutter-clatter, crash, bang, smash! about her ears. In an agony of grief she rushed forth to meet her husband to tell him of their woe.

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Mr Vinegar takes chage and says ?Calm down my dear, all is not lost. Let us see what can be done. Ah. Here is the door; I will take it on my back, and we will go forth to seek our fortune.'

Per-chance fortunes seems to smile on the Vinegars and Mr Vinegar fancies himself as a trader. But is this a wise move?

How successful was Mr Vinegar?s career in trading? Did his trades go well and what happened to the Vinegars in the end you ask? Well, you?ll just have to download and read the story to find out.

BUY ANY 4 BABA INDABA CHILDREN?S STORIES FOR ONLY $1

33% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities.

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INCLUDES LINKS TO DOWNLOAD 8 FREE STORIES

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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".

ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 216

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In this 216th issue of the Baba Indaba?s Children's Stories series, Baba Indaba narrates the European story of Beauty and the Beast.

Beauty?s father, a merchant, has a run of bad fortune, he loses all his ships in storms at sea, their house burns down and they lose almost all their possessions and are forced to move to cheaper dwellings, a small country in the cottage.

One day a messenger arrives saying, against the odds, one ship has survived and Beuaty?s father was to hasten to the port at once. But things were not as optimistic as he had hoped. He returns home in the middle of winter just as broke as he was before.

With night overtaking him as he trudged home through the snow, he mistakenly takes a wrong path and he found himself in an avenue of trees, at the entrance of which he halted and rubbed his eyes. For no snow had fallen in this avenue, and the trees were tall orange-trees, planted in four rows and covered with flowers and fruit. At the end of the avenue, straight in front of him, rose a magnificent castle in many terraces. The merchant rode around to the stable courtyard, which he found empty; and there, with half-frozen hands, he unbridled and stabled his horse. Within the doorway he found a staircase of agate with balusters of carved gold. He mounted it and passed through room after room, each more splendidly furnished than the last. They were deliciously warm, too, and he began to feel his limbs again. But he was hungry.

Feeling wary he sits on a comfortable chair and presently dozes off. A while later hunger pains awaken him and he opens his eyes to see a table with meats and wines upon it. Having fasted for more than twenty-four hours, and lost no time in falling-to. He hoped that he might soon have sight of this most hospitable entertainer, whoever he might be, and an opportunity of thanking him. No sooner had he given fancy to the thought than a hideous Beast appeared who started reaching out towards him??..

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You are invited to download and read the story of Beuaty and the Beast. Find out what the outcome of the merchant?s encounter with the Beast was?

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33% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities.

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INCLUDES LINKS TO DOWNLOAD 8 FREE STORIES

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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.

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

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ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 248

In this 247th ÿissue of the Baba Indaba?s Children's Stories series, Baba Indaba narrates the story of ?The Three Princesses of Whiteland.?

A ÿfisherman lived close by a palace, and fished for the Norwegian King?s table. One day when he was out fishing he just caught nothing. Do what he would?however he tried with bait and angle?there was never a sprat on his hook. But when the day was far spent a head bobbed up out of the water, and said: ?If I may have what your wife bears under her girdle, you shall catch fish enough.?

So the man answered boldly, ?Yes;? for he did not know that his wife was going to have a child. After that, as was like enough, he caught plenty of fish of all kinds. But when he got home at night and told his story, how he had got all that fish, his wife fell a-weeping and moaning, and was beside herself for the promise which her husband had made, for she said, ?I bear a babe under my girdle.?

Well, the story soon spread, and came up to the castle; and when the King heard the woman?s grief and its cause, he sent down to say he would take care of the child, and see if he couldn?t save it.

So the months went on and on, and when her time came the fisher?s wife had a boy; so the king took it at once, and brought it up as his own son, until the lad grew up. Then he begged leave one day to go out fishing with his father; he had such a mind to go, he said. At first the King wouldn?t hear of it, but at last the lad had his way, and went. So he and his father were out the whole day, and all went right and well till they landed at night. Then the lad remembered he had left his handkerchief, and went to look for it; but as soon as ever he got into the boat, it began to move off with him at such speed that the water roared under the bow, and all the lad could do in rowing against it with the oars was no use; so he went and went the whole night, and at last he came to a white strand, far, far away.

There he went ashore, and when he had walked about a bit, an old, old man met him, with a long white beard.

?What?s the name of this land?? asked the lad.

?Whiteland,? said the man, who went on to ask the lad whence he came, and what he was going to do. So the lad told him all.

?Aye, aye!? said the man; ?now when you have walked a little farther along the strand here, you?ll come to three Princesses, whom you will see standing in the earth up to their necks, with only their heads out. ??and here begins the young man?s adventures on his quest to return home.

Who were the Princesses ÿand why were they in the sand up to their necks? What other adventures did the young Prince have, but more importantly, did he ever get home? Well, you?ll just have to download and read the story to find out for yourselves.

BUY ANY 4 BABA INDABA CHILDREN?S STORIES FOR ONLY $1

33% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities.

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INCLUDES LINKS TO DOWNLOAD 8 FREE STORIES

ÿ

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".

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ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 300

In this 300th ÿissue of the Baba Indaba?s Children's Stories series, Baba Indaba narrates the French Fairy Tale ? ?THE RIDICULOUS WISHES?.

ONCE upon a time, long, long ago and far, far away there lived a poor woodcutter who life very hard. Indeed, it was his lot to toil for little guerdon, and although he was young and happily married there were moments when he wished himself dead and below ground.

One day while at his work he was again lamenting his fate.

"Some men," he said, "have only to make known their desires, and straightway these are granted, and their every wish fulfilled; but it has availed me little to wish for ought, for the gods are deaf to the prayers of such as I."

As he spoke these words there was a great noise of thunder, and Jupiter appeared before him wielding his mighty thunderbolts. Our poor man was stricken with fear and threw himself on the ground.

"My lord," he said, "forget my foolish speech; heed not my wishes, but cease thy thundering!"

"Have no fear," answered Jupiter; "I have heard thy plaint, and have come hither to show thee how greatly thou dost wrong me. Hark! I, who am sovereign lord of this world, promise to grant in full the first three wishes which it will please thee to utter, whatever these may be. Consider well what things can bring thee joy and prosperity, and as thy happiness is at stake, be not over-hasty, but resolve the matter in thy mind."

Having thus spoken Jupiter withdrew himself and made his ascent to Olympus. As for our woodcutter, he blithely corded his faggot, and throwing it over his shoulder, made for his home.

Well, what were the first three wishes the woodcutter made? Were they wise and well thought out or did he wish out of anger and revenege?

Download and read this story to find out, and look for the moral at the end.

BUY ANY 4 BABA INDABA CHILDREN?S STORIES FOR ONLY $1

33% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities.

INCLUDES LINKS TO DOWNLOAD 8 FREE 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.

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

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