The Story Finder

Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

Story finder - Curly

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Mohammed with the Magic Finger

Ever since I was born, I have had this magic finger. Whenever I stick it into the air, I can see everything that is happening, as far as two days away. I think I must have had the gift from my father. He’s a very rich man who keeps large herds of camels, goats, sheep, cattle, and horses. Better than all that, he can change himself into a serpent, a dog, or a monster whenever he pleases.

A little while ago, I knew that my uncle was coming to find my mother. He was making his way down through the hole in the earth, and he would soon come to the gates of the underworld city where we live. My mother was not happy about her brother coming to visit. She would try and get my father to kill him. I could see that.

Mohammed with the Magic Finger in Mohammed with the Magic Finger, Grey Fairy Book