Category: Spain

THE CITY OF FORTUNE (FAIRY TALES FROM SPAIN) By J. Munoz Escomez

Once upon a time there was a boy named Rupert, the sharpest and most prudent lad in his village, and indeed in any of those to be found for twenty leagues around. One night he was with a group of boys of his own age, who, gathered round the fire, were listening with amazement to a veteran soldier, covered with scars, which had gained him the modest stripes of a sergeant pensioner, and who was telling the story of his adventures. The narrator was at the most interesting point of his tale. “The great City of Fortune,” he said, “is...