Joseph Jacobs (1854-1916) was an Australian folklorist who collected and published English fairy-tales and legends. His intention was to popularize English folklore legacy throughout the world. Jacobs was an active member of the Society of Hebrew Literature and wrote works that were dedicated to persecution of Jews. This story tells us about a baron who is gifted with some magical abilities, including the one that helps him to foretell future. And when his son reaches the age of four he decides to have a look at the Book of Fate to see what it has in store for him. And he sees that his boy is destined to marry a simple maid… Will the baron manage to change the fate of his son? Read this brilliant fairy-tale and you will know!