Lantern Tales by Moonlight: Extract from Kekere, an Interesting fairy tale Published by Lantern Books (Continued from last week)

Kekere

Soon enough, a beautiful butterfly charmed by kekere’s beauty fluttered round and round above her and settled on the leaf. Kekere was delighted.

“Hello Beautiful child,” the butterfly said.

“Hello Butterfly,” replied Kekere. “Why are you in the middle of the stream?” asked the butterfly. Continue reading

Lantern Tales by Moonlight: Extract from Kekere, an Interesting fairy tale Published by Lantern Books (Continued from last week)

Kekere

“Don’t make such a noise or you will wake her up, “the mother toad said to him. Then she told him of her plans. “While we prepare for the wedding, we will place her on a water lily leaf in the middle of the river so that she cannot escape,” said the mother toad and they did just that. When Kekere woke up and saw where she was, she began to cry. She was in the middle of the stream and there was no way she could get to the land. The old toad who took her was not there; she was busy decorating a room for her soon-to-be daughter-in-law. When she was through with the decoration, she and her son swam out to the lily leaf. Continue reading

Lantern Tales by Moonlight: Extract from Kekere, an Interesting fairy tale Published by Lantern Books (Continued from last week)

Kekere

Her body was barely bigger than the young woman’s thumb. The woman picked her up and kissed her. As she did, the little girl opened her eyes. The woman was filled with joy to have a child despite her size.

“My dear beautiful little child, what will I call you? You are so little. I’ll call you Kekere,” the mother said.

Kekere’s mother made a beautiful, colourful dress for her daughter and also made a coat to keep her from getting cold. She also gave her a beautiful red ribbon, which she tied to her hair. She placed her in a cradle made out of polished coconut-shell. Continue reading

Lantern Tales by Moonlight: Extract from Kekere, an Interesting fairy tale Published by Lantern Books

Kekere

Once upon a time, in a very distant land, there lived a young woman who wanted very much to have a child of her own

One day, as she returned from the marketplace with her weekly shopping, which she carried in a basket, a very thin old beggar who sat by the roadside asked her for some food and water. The young woman, feeling sorry for the thin old beggar, took some food and water from her basket and gave it to him. Then she turned to leave but the beggar pleaded that she should wait. When he was done eating, he smiled broadly, reached into his pocket and pulled out a small glowing seed. Continue reading