The Leather Bag single work   children's fiction   children's   fable  
Issue Details: First known date: 1992 1992
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The only son of wealthy parents is told a new story every night by servants. As the stories are told, the spirits from the story go into a leather bag that hangs on the boy's door. They will only be released when he tells the stories to someone else. But the boy is selfish and refuses to tell stories to other children. By the time the boy is grown, the spirits in the bag are very cramped and angry. They begin to plot their owner's death.

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    y Folk Tales and Fables of Asia and Australia Barbara Hayes , Robert Ingpen (illustrator), Limpsfield : Dragon's World Children's Books , 1992 Z1052511 1992 selected work children's fiction children's A selection of seventeen folktales from Asia and Australasia that includes 'Baba Yaga and the Stepdaughter,' 'The Bridge of Magpies,' 'Rainbow Serpent' and 'Maui, the Fisherman.' Limpsfield : Dragon's World Children's Books , 1992 pg. 28-33
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