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The Man and the Wooden God

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The Man and the Wooden God

by Jean de La Fontaine

Genre: Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Young Audiences
Setting: Fantasy
Format of Original Source: Fable
Recommended Adaptation Length: 10 Minutes

Candidate for Adaptation? Not Reviewed

EXCERPT:

A pagan kept a god of wood,–
A sort that never hears,
Though furnish’d well with ears,–
From which he hoped for wondrous good.
The idol cost the board of three;
So much enrich’d was he
With vows and offerings vain,
With bullocks garlanded and slain:
No idol ever had, as that,
A kitchen quite so full and fat.



COMMENTS:

The translation is in verse; a head-start on lyrics.


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