ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 395
In this 395th issue of the Baba Indaba’s Children's Stories series, Baba Indaba narrates the Mexican legend, "THE GARDEN OF PARADISE” by H C Andersen.
Once upon a time, a long, long time ago and far, far away, there was a king's son; nobody had so many or such beautiful books as he.
He could read about everything which had ever happened in this world, and see it all represented in the most beautiful pictures. He could even get information about every nation and every country; but as to where the Garden of Paradise was to be found, not a word could he discover, and this was the very thing he thought most about.
He walked into the wood one day and soon found himself to be all alone, and this was his greatest pleasure. Evening came on, the clouds drew up and it stormed and rained as if the whole heaven had become a sluice from which the water poured in sheets. Soon it was as dark as the deepest well. Trying to make his way home he slipped on the wet grass, and tripped over the stones and rocks which jutted out of the ground.
Looking for shelter, he saw in front of him a big lighted cave. A large fire was burning in the middle over which a stag was roasting. It had huge antlers and was stuck on a spit, being slowly turned round between the hewn trunks of two fir trees. An oldish woman, tall and strong enough to be a man dressed up, sat by the fire throwing on logs from time to time. When she saw him she invited him in to warm up and dry his clothes. He learned he was in the cavern of the winds and the old woman their mother. Soon he met the four winds and thinking quickly he asked the question, “Has anyone seen the Garden of Paradise?”
What happened next you ask? Were any of the four winds angered by this question, or did something else happen? Did the Prince ever find the Garden of Paradise? To find the answers to these questions, and others you may have, you will have to download and read this story to find out for yourself!
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.
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