In the days of the great Prince Arthur, there lived a mighty magician, called Merlin, the most learned and skilful enchanter the world has ever seen. This famous magician, who could take any form he pleased, was travelling about as a poor beggar, and being very tired, he stopped at the cottage of a ploughman to rest himself, and asked for some food. The countryman bade him welcome, and his wife, who was a very good- hearted woman, soon brought him some milk in a wooden bowl, and some coarse brown bread on a platter. Merlin was much pleased with the kindness of the ploughman and his wife; but he could not help noticing that though everything was neat and comfortable in the cottage, they seemed both to be very unhappy. He therefore asked them why they were so melancholy, and learned that they were miserable because they had no children.
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I lived a colourful life as I hitchhiked to India and then self-published a book about the journey, sold silver rings in the streets of Tokyo, helped someone get out of jail in Delhi, became a fixer for tourists in Brazil, set up an alternative travel guide and organised a small film festival in Berlin …among other adventures. As I learned various languages, experienced varied cultures and met a whole cast of strange and wonderful characters, I was gathering material that would infuse my books and stories with all the flavours of the road. My first few books concerned my travels, before writing Bozo and the Storyteller a book for older children and adults and then Somewhere Under the Rainbow a book about rainbow gatherings — temporary autonomous communities. These days I live in the Czech Republic which is a great central location for making storytelling performances in the nearby capital cities. I continue to write, create and perform and never intend to stop. Feel free to be in touch. Buy on: Amazon.
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As today, we have 79 classic fairy tales. More to come soon I n the days of King Arthur, Merlin, the most learned enchanter of his time, was on a journey; and being very weary, stopped one day at the cottage of an honest ploughman to ask for refreshment. Merlin could not help observing, that although everything within the cottage was particularly neat and clean, and in good order, the ploughman and his wife had the most sorrowful air imaginable: so he questioned them on the cause of their melancholy, and learned that they were very miserable because they had no children. She liked the plan exceedingly, and declared their wish should be speedily granted.