TEXTS WRITTEN BY BARD JUDITH

FABLES - FAIRY-TALES - GHOST STORIES - GUIDES

 

On this overview page we've collected all texts you can find in the Santharian Library written by the mentioned author. The various stories, tales, poems or even novels are ordered by book name first and then story, chapter or poem title. To view or download a specific story, simply click on the appropriate icon in the Reading column.
 

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THE FRETHONI BOOK OF FABLES

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- The White Corbie

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MASTER TRIBELL'S MIRACULOUS NARRATIONS

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- The Princess and the White Bear

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- The Snow Maiden - A Story of Selfishness

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- The Tomcat of Minich

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THERGERIM TALES

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- The Midnight Marjual

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LURKING IN THE MISTS

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- The Meguahari and the Sorcerer

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CULINARY ADVENTURES

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- 101 Interesting Things to Do with Fungus

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The White Corbie
THE WHITE CORBIE 2 PAGES
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This story may be found in the Frethoni Book of Fables, as well as (in a rather different version) Aunt Sannie's Babetales. The version here is similar to the way it is told in the Mithrals. The "White Corbie" tells us about a farmer's little boy, who encounters something he thought impossible to exist: a white corbie, who can even talk to him. For a little help, he even will answer the boy any question he might have. What will it be? And what will the white corbie answer? - Read and find out! Return to the top
 

 
The Harlequin Lover
THE PRINCESS AND THE WHITE BEAR 8 PAGES
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This romantic tale of loyalty and temptation has nonetheless a realistic feel, conjuring up the cold of the Northlands and the beauty of its determined heroine with equal efficaciousness. Adults will enjoy it for its tidy triparate form and solid Northern morality; children will find the repetitions engaging, the trials of the Princess thrilling, and the conclusion satisfying. We have set it down here as we heard it recounted by a Skald of Hargath, and may presume from internal clues that the story indeed originates from the region.. Return to the top
 

The Snow Maiden
THE SNOW MAIDEN - A STORY OF SELFISHNESS 3 PAGES
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Why does the snow fall? An old human peasant tells his version of the old Snow Queen story. A lesson against selfishness and an elemental 'pourquoi' tale, along with a lovely illustration of the Snow Maid dancing in the sweep of the snowflakes, with the bitter wind as a cloak. Return to the top
 

The Tomcat of Minich
THE TOMCAT OF MINICH 3 PAGES
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The Tomcat of Minich" is a very common story in Santharia, which every little child throughout the lands knows by heart. It is one of many fairy-tales and children stories of Master Tribell's "Miraculous Narrations" and recounts the tale of a sorcerer, who tries a rather unusual experiment with his tomcat. But well, read yourself... Return to the top
 

 
The Midnight Morjual
THE MIDNIGHT MORJUAL 11 PAGES
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This dwarven folktale originates from the Low Fores area but is familiar to dwarflings from many clans; it is a favorite of grannydwarves who see it as a character-building story for their young ones, with a moral having to do with persistence - certainly a valued dwarven virtue! The ill-favoured youth who is the protagonist gains his eventual reward from the minor but important character of the Morjual, the humble cave bat from which the story takes its name. Sparkling with humor and little cultural details that make it so obviously a tale from the Thergerim, this tale can now take its place among other much-loved children's fables...

   
 
The Meguahari and the Sorcerer
THE MEGUAHARI AND THE SORCERER 2 PAGES
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Ever heard of the Meguahari? The ones who stalk the fields of the dead, the dark souls of those who die unshriven, unloved, unforgiven, the ones, of which people do not speak of? And have you heard about this sorcerer, casting foul magic on a battlefield, calling them from their dark, damp graves? - Well, if you feel that you've missed something, then read on, but don't say that you haven't been warned... Return to the top
 

 
101 Interesting Things to Do with Fungus
1O1 INTERESTING THINGS TO DO WITH FUNGUS 7 PAGES
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Greetings, fellow fungi-devotees! Your fascination with the mushrooms and mosses of Caelereth has not gone un-noticed: we have slaved many hours to record the practical – or otherwise – usages of these versatile and remarkable growths. Pray take the time to read through our short but delightful essay on a hundred and one wonderful things to do with ...FUNGUS! (Compiled by Masterbard Judith and Dwarven Foodtender Jora Disyrant)

PS. We suggest that this book would make a perfect gift for the family member who spends overlong reading in the privy when there are others lined up to use it. Merely forbid him – or her, we suppose – to take the book INTO the privy and he will be as efficient as humanly possible, in his desire to spend more time finding out about the amazing usages for these fantastic fungi… Return to the top

 

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