Nine stories from France, Persia, the United States, Sweden, India, Switzerland, Poland, and the Cherokee and Creek Peoples. Folktales are among the most resilient types of lore one generation passes to another. Tales we tell today whether they are cautionary, humorous, or embedded with moral instruction date back to ancient civilizations. Storyteller, writer, and folktale enthusiast Pleasant DeSpain has an uncanny ear for those tales that transcend particular eras or cultures and have passed into ....;