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Drummer Lad

I know how I’ll get through the forest where the man-eating giants live. I’ll beat my drum until I’ve woken them all. Then I’ll tell the giants that I’m just the first. There are thousands of men coming after me, bound and determined to...

Mother Who Escapes With Her Son

I was so proud of my son when he stood up to the robbers. He was only ten years old, but he had a strong club and the robbers were drunk. The captain punched him so hard he fell to the floor, but then he got back to his feet again and started swinging his club. When...

Boy Who Wants to Know His Father

When I was only two years old, my mother took me with her into the woods to gather branches for the fire. It was spring-time and I can still remember the delight I took in the flowers that carpeted the forest. Then all of sudden, two men sprang out of the thicket, and...

Zoulvisia

Another party of men had dared to hunt on the sacred mountain! I did what I had done before. I lured them into a feasting tent and gave them poisoned wine. Then I dragged their bodies to the ravine and threw them into the lake. As I was strolling through the forest, I...