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An Old Man & a Crow

An old man sat on the step of his stoep. There was nothing to be done. His head was hanging, its bald top shining, exposed to the soon to be setting sun.  A black crow flew in, landed, and instructed the old man to lift his head.   “Take one last look at this land,” the black crow… Continue reading An Old Man & a Crow

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An Old Woman & a Pig

An old woman climbed a mountain with a child on her back and, trotting at her heels, a pig called Bacon and, tied to her belted waist, a bulging sack. When they got to the top the hungry old woman said “We must eat something now” and tied Bacon to a peg. The old woman… Continue reading An Old Woman & a Pig