The Tiger's Eye: A Jungle Fairy Tale by L. Frank Baum

The Tiger's Eye: A Jungle Fairy Tale

byL. Frank Baum

Kobo ebook | June 9, 2013

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This is a fairy tale of Pocofo, which is an island of the South Seas, where the people are black and have never heard of telephones or chocolate caramels.
One half the Island of Pocofo is a dense jungle, filled with wild beasts which devour one another when they cannot get black people to eat. The other half of the island is inhabited by warring tribes of natives who fight and rob each other when they are not hunting the wild beasts.
So it is not very peaceful in Pocofo, and I have often wondered how the wee brown children and baby animals manage to grow up where they are surrounded by so many dangers.
But they do grow up, and become strong men and women and fierce beasts. They take their part in the wars and worries of their day.
Once on a time a baby tiger was born in the jungle, and it was found to be blind in one eye.
The father and mother tiger loved their baby and were sorry it had but one eye to see with.
"The black people may easily kill our darling," said the mother, "for when they approach it on the blind side it cannot see them."
"The leopards and lions will do the same," added the father tiger, sadly. "We really need three or four eyes, to be able to watch all our enemies, and one eye is no protection for a baby tiger at all."
So they decided something must be done, and resolved to visit a Magic-Maker who lived near the edge of the jungle.
This Magic-Maker had the heart of a beast and the form of a man. He understood the language spoken by the animals and that spoken by the black men, and he served anyone who brought him payment for his magic. So the father and mother tigers took their baby to the straw hut in which Nog the Magic-Maker lived, and told him they must have another eye for their darling one.
"A glass eye?" asked Nog.

Title:The Tiger's Eye: A Jungle Fairy TaleFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 9, 2013Publisher:WDS PublishingLanguage:English

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