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Andrew Lang: The Sacred Milk Of Koumongoe

Language:
English
Genres:
Childrens Fiction, Travel & Adventure

Andrew Lang was a Scots poet, novelist, and literary critic. He is best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales. Lang gave many of the tales their first appearance in English. Andrew Lang's Fairy Books — are a series of twelve collections of fairy tales. Each volume is distinguished by its own color. In all, 437 tales from a broad range of cultures and countries are presented. Andrew Lang included "The Sacred Milk of Koumongoe" in "The Brown Fairy Book". Far way, in a very hot country, there once lived a man and woman. They had two children, a son Koane and a daughter Thakane. All day long the parents worked hard in the fields, resting under the shade of some tree. While they were absent the little girl kept house alone, for her brother always got up before the dawn, when the air was fresh and cool, and drove out the cattle to the patches of grass. One day, when Koane had slept later than usual, his father and mother went to their work before him, and there was only Thakane to be seen busy making the bread for supper...

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