LEGEND LAND: 14 Legends from POLDARK COUNTRY!

Abela Publishing Ltd
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This is a reissue in book form of the first series of leaflets  The Line to Legend Land. A modern title could very well be LEGENDS FROM POLDARK COUNTRY.

Originally published by the G.W.R. in 1922, this small volume was an early form of Great Western’s modern day “Top 10 Things To Do” and gave the rail traveller a list of English, West Country legends to look up and places to see. This edition has twelve tales plus a poem and a song from the West Country of Devon & Cornwall – the area in which POLDARK is filmed. Each legend has an updated “How to Get There” section with train, bus and distance information. There are also two supplements, "The Furry Day Song" and the iconic “Trelawny”, also known as “The Song of the Western Men.”

In older, simpler days, when reading was  a rare accomplishment, our many times great-grandparents would gather round the blazing hearth or hall on the long, dark winter nights and pass away the hours before bedtime in conversation and story-telling.

The old stories were told again and again and children learned them by heart in their earliest years and passed them on to their children and grandchildren in turn. In origin, most of these old legends date from the very dawn of our history, possibly even in a time before Stonehenge has been erected. They may have even been told around the camp-fires of that first British army that went out to face Cæsar’s invasion, now almost two millennia ago, and in the marshes of Southern England by the army of Alfred the Great before they finally defeated the Viking invaders.

Later, much later, with the spread of education and the introduction of formal curricula, in which folklore seems to have no place, they began to die. Then, when many more folk could read and books grew cheap there was no longer the need to call upon memory for the old-fashioned romances, and so they began to fade from the modern consciousness. Yet there have always been those who loved the old tales best, and wrote them down before it was too late, so that they might be preserved forever. A few of them are retold briefly here with instructions of how to get to the very places in Devon & Cornwall that these legends originated from.

Be sure to check out the Poldark filming locations map on the Abela webpage.

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Abela Publishing, often uses folklore and fairy tales which have their origins mists of time. After all who knows who wrote the story of Cinderella, also known in other cultures as Tattercoats or Conkiajgharuna. So who wrote the original? 

Just as the legends in this volume have been in existence so long that no one person can definitely say that they know for certain who the originators of these legends are.

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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Published on
Oct 27, 2016
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Pages
104
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ISBN
9781910882696
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English
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Fiction / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Juvenile Fiction / Legends, Myths, Fables / African
Juvenile Fiction / Legends, Myths, Fables / Arthurian
Juvenile Nonfiction / Transportation / Railroads & Trains
Performing Arts / General
Transportation / Railroads / General
Transportation / Railroads / History
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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?

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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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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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