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Sister of the Sun

by Andrew Lang

Genre: Comic Horror, Fairy Tale, Suspense
Setting: Fantasy, Pastoral
Format of Original Source: Short Story
Recommended Adaptation Length: 90 Minutes

Candidate for Adaptation? Promising

EXCERPT:

Then he turned his eyes in the other direction, and, far, far away, he caught sight of the ship with her sails spread, and a fair wind behind her.

 

This dreadful spectacle seemed to take away his senses, and all day long he wandered about, without knowing where he was going, till, in the evening, he noticed some smoke from a little hut of turf near by. He went straight up to it and cried: ‘O mother, let me come in for pity’s sake!’ The old woman who lived in the hut beckoned to him to enter, and hardly was he inside when he cried again: ‘O mother, can you tell me anything of the Sister of the Sun?’

 

But the woman only shook her head. ‘No, I know nothing of her,’ said she.



COMMENTS:

A longer-than-usual fairy tale, with plenty of atmosphere.  There are a number of sections in which the hero verges on madness, which might point you towards a psychologically disturbing, even terrifying musical.


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