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Beggar Godfather

A rich man I once knew became poor, and when he was poor, he and his wife had a little boy. Since nobody was willing to stand as a godfather for the child, the man set off to look for one in a neighboring village. On the way he met me, standing by the road. I asked...

Blood Queen

I know that I shall never see my darling daughter again, and so I will give her all she needs to make a comfortable journey through life. I will give her my best waiting maid. I will give her baggage and ornaments, gold and silver for her trousseau. Yet these gifts...

Good King

My dogs were in hot pursuit of a white rabbit when all of a sudden, the rabbit turned around and leapt into my arms. "Why, bunny," I said, "As you have come to me for protection, I will see that nobody hurts you." I took it home to my palace where it was given a...

Monk Godfather

One evening, I met a man who was on his way to the village because his wife had just given birth to a son. I asked him if he would allow me to spend the night in his home, and he willingly granted my wish. He considered it good luck to have a monk in his home on that...

Good Giant

My wife and I took in the little lad who calls himself Ring. We loved him for a while, but we were nearing the end of our lives. The time came when it was necessary to take Ring off the island. He wanted to bring our Dog Snati with him, which surprised me. We kept...