The Son of the Ogress single work   children's fiction   children's   fable  
Issue Details: First known date: 1992 1992
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A Brahman priest is trapped by a creature known as a yakka, who has a woman's body and a horse's head. She wants to eat the priest, but he is very handsome, and she falls in love. She offers him the choice of marrying her or dying. He marries her, and they have a son together. The father and son are kept trapped inside a cave, but when one day they escape, the son, who is half yakka, is able to use his powers to work for a nearby king.

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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. 38-43
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