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The Magic Kerchief

Story Stats

Rating: 5
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
Page count: 5



Appeared in

Cricket Magazine Vol 25, Num 2, Oct 1997

Story Summary

A grumpy and friendless old woman begrudgingly gives a weary traveler a bed for the night. In exchange the traveler gives the old woman a magic kerchief. Upon the her next encounter at market, the old woman's curt and hateful words come out compliments as warm as sunshine, bringing with it the riches of new found friends.