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The Baker's Beard

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
Page count: 5
Categories: Humor, Jewish, Wisdom

Author

Karen
Osman

Appeared in

Cricket Magazine Vol 18, Num 10, June 1991

Story Summary

Yossel the Baker was the wisest man in the village and everyone thought his wisdom came from his long beard. Tired of the endless stupid questions that prevented him from doing anything else, he secretly cut his beard so that people would think him a fool and he could get on with helping the people who really needed help.